Indiana Academic Standards
IN.6. Peoples, Places and Cultures in Europe and the Americas
6.1. History: Students explore the key historic movements, events and figures that contributed to the development of modern Europe and America from early civilizations through modern times by examining religious institutions, trade and cultural interactions, political institutions, and technological developments.
Historical Knowledge - Medieval Period: 400 A.D./C.E. – 1500 A.D./C.E.
6.1.6. Identify trade routes and discuss their impact on the rise of cultural centers and trade cities in Europe and Mesoamerica.
6.4. Economics: Students examine the influence of physical and cultural factors upon the economic systems of countries in Europe and the Americas.
6.4.1. Give examples of how trade related to key developments in the history of Europe and the Americas.
6.4.2. Analyze how countries of Europe and the Americas have been influenced by trade in different historical periods.
6.4.3. Explain why international trade requires a system for exchanging currency between various countries.
Literacy: History/Social Studies
LH.1: LEARNING OUTCOME FOR LITERACY IN HISTORY/SOCIAL STUDIES – Read and comprehend history/social studies texts independently and proficiently, and write effectively for a variety of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences
6-8.LH.1.1: Read and comprehend history/social studies texts within a range of complexity appropriate for grades 6-8 independently and proficiently by the end of grade 8.
LH.3: STRUCTURAL ELEMENTS AND ORGANIZATION (READING) – Build understanding of history/social studies texts, using knowledge of structural organization and author’s purpose and message
6-8.LH.3.1: Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.
6-8.LH.3.2: Describe how a text presents information (e.g., sequentially, comparatively, causally).