New York State Learning Standards and Core Curriculum
NY.RH.5-8. Reading Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies
Craft and Structure
RH.5-8.4. Determine the meanings of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.
RH.5-8.5. Describe how a text presents information (e.g., sequentially, comparatively, causally).
Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
RH.5-8.10. By the end of grade 8, read and comprehend history/social studies texts in the grades 5-8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
NY.6P. Grade 6: Social Studies Practices
6P.A. Gathering, Interpreting, and Using Evidence
6P.A.5. Identify implicit ideas and draw inferences, with support.
6P.A.6. Recognize arguments on specific social studies topics and identify evidence to support the arguments. Examine arguments related to a specific social studies topic from multiple perspectives.
6P.B. Chronological Reasoning
6P.B.1. Identify ways that events are related chronologically to one another in time.
6P.B.9. Understand that historians use periodization to categorize events. Describe general models of periodization in history.
NY.6. The Eastern Hemisphere
6.3. EARLY RIVER VALLEY CIVILIZATIONS IN THE EASTERN HEMISPHERE (ca. 3500 B.C.E. – ca. 500 B.C.E.): Complex societies and civilizations developed in the Eastern Hemisphere. Although these complex societies and civilizations have certain defining characteristics in common, each is also known for unique cultural achievements and contributions. Early human communities in the Eastern Hemisphere adapted to and modified the physical environment. (Standards: 2, 3; Themes: ID, TCC, GEO, SOC)
6.3d. Political and social hierarchies influenced the access that groups and individuals had to power, wealth, and jobs and influenced their roles within a society.
6.3d.2. Students will examine the unique achievements of each of the selected complex societies and civilizations that served as lasting contributions.