Arkansas Curriculum Frameworks
AR.SS.H. History: Era 1-Beginnings to Era 5-1500 C.E.
H.13.6. World History Beginnings of Civilization Through 1500 C.E. - Students will analyze key historical periods; patterns of change over time; and ways people view, construct, and interpret the history of nations and cultures of the world.
Era 2: Early Civilizations 4000-1000 B.C.E.
H.13.6.3. Analyze early river valley civilizations to determine similarities and differences, using a variety of sources (e.g., artifacts, Epic of Gilgamesh, hieroglyphics, oracle bones) (D2.His.1, 2, 3, 13.6-8; D3.1.6-8).
H.13.6.4. Construct arguments about characteristics necessary for a civilization using multiple sources (e.g., writing systems, government, religion, specialization of labor, technology, economic systems, education) (D2.His.2, 3, 16.6-8).
H.13.6.5. Compare characteristics, contributions, and achievements of early river valley civilizations (D2.His.1, 2, 3.6-8):
H.13.6.6. Identify social and cultural effects of militarization and the emergence of new kingdoms on early civilizations (e.g., chariot transport, warfare, invaders) (D2.His.1, 2, 3, 14, 15.6-8).
AR.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.