Rhode Island World-Class Standards
RI.HP. Historical Perspectives/Rhode Island History
HP 1. History is an account of human activities that is interpretive in nature.
HP 1 (5-6)-1. Students act as historians, using a variety of tools (e.g., artifacts and primary and secondary sources) by…
HP 1 (5-6)-1.c. Asking and answering historical questions, organizing information, and evaluating information in terms of relevance.
HP 1 (5-6)-2. Students interpret history as a series of connected events with multiple cause-effect relationships, by…
HP 1 (5-6)-2.a. Investigating and summarizing historical data in order to draw connections between two events and to answer related historical questions.
HP 2. History is a chronicle of human activities, diverse people, and the societies they form.
HP 2 (5-6)-2. Students chronicle events and conditions by…
HP 2 (5-6)-2.a. Placing key events and people of a particular historical era in chronological sequence.
HP 2 (5-6)-2.b. Summarizing key events and explaining the historical contexts of those events.
HP 2 (5-6)-3. Students show understanding of change over time by…
HP 2 (5-6)-3.a. Establishing a chronological order by working backward from some issue, problem, or event to explain its origins and its development over time.
HP 3. The study of history helps us understand the present and shape the future.
HP 3 (5-6)-1. Students demonstrate an understanding of how the past frames the present by…
HP 3 (5-6)-1.b. Answering “what if” questions and using evidence to explain how history might have been different (e.g., How might history be different if Anne Hutchinson hadn’t dissented?).
HP 5. Human societies and cultures develop and change in response to human needs and wants.
HP 5 (5-6)-2. Students demonstrate an understanding that culture has affected how people in a society behave in relation to groups and their environment by…
HP 5 (5-6)-2.c. Describing challenges or obstacles a civilization/ country/ nation faced as it grew over time.
RI.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.