Arizona's College and Career Ready Standards
AZ.SS06-S2. World History
SS06-S2C1. Research Skills for History: Historical research is a process in which students examine topics or questions related to historical studies and/or current issues.
SS06-S2C1-04. Formulate questions that can be answered by historical study and research.
SS06-S2C2. Early Civilizations: The geographic, political, economic and cultural characteristics of early civilizations significantly influenced the development of later civilizations.
SS06-S2C2-02. Determine how the following factors influenced groups of people to develop into civilizations in Egypt, India, Mesopotamia, and China: a) farming methods; b) domestication of animals; c) division of labor; d) geographic factors.
SS06-S2C2-03. Describe the importance of the following river valleys in the development of ancient civilizations: a) Tigris and Euphrates - Mesopotamia; b) Nile - Egypt; c) Huang He - China; d) Indus- India.
SS06-S2C3. World in Transition: People of different regions developed unique civilizations and cultural identities characterized by increased interaction, societal complexity and competition.
SS06-S2C3-06. Describe the trade routes that established the exchange of goods (e.g., silk, salt, spices, gold) between eastern and western civilizations during the 15th and 16th centuries.
SS06-S2C3-07. Describe how trade routes led to the exchange of ideas (e.g., religion, scientific advances, literature) between Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East during the 15th and 16th centuries.
SS06-S4C2. Places and Regions: Places and regions have distinct physical and cultural characteristics.
SS06-S4C2-05. Describe the physical and human characteristics of places and regions of a Middle Eastern country studied.
SS06-S4C5. Environment and Society: Human and environmental interactions are interdependent upon one another. Humans interact with the environment- they depend upon it, they modify it; and they adapt to it. The health and well-being of all humans depends upon an understanding of the interconnections and interdependence of human and physical systems.
SS06-S4C5-01. Describe ways that human dependence on natural resources influences economic development, settlement, trade, and migration.
AZ.RH.6-8. Reading Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies
Craft and Structure
RH.6-8.4. Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.
RH.6-8.5. Describe how a text presents information (e.g., sequentially, comparatively, causally).
Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
RH.6-8.10. By the end of grade 8, read and comprehend history/social studies texts in the grades 6-8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.