North Dakota Academic Content Standards
ND.2. Important Historical Events: Students understand important historical events.
6.2.4. World History: Prehistory to Renaissance: Identify the features of Mesopotamian civilization and its contributions to the modern world (e.g., early villages, specialization of labor, irrigation)
6.2.5. World History: Prehistory to Renaissance: Identify the features (e.g., religion, hierarchy of society) of Egyptian civilization and its contributions (e.g., trade networks) to the modern world
ND.5. Concepts of Geography: Students understand and apply concepts of geography.
6.5.2. Human Geography: Explain the factors (e.g., trade routes, goods available, location) that influenced the growth of cities
ND.CC.6-8.RH. Reading Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies
Craft and Structure
6-8.RH.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.
6-8.RH.5. Describe how a text presents information (e.g., sequentially, comparatively, causally).
Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
6-8.RH.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.