Washington DC Standards
DC.6-8. Historical and Social Sciences Analysis Skills
6-8.1. Chronology and Historical Interpretation
6-8.1.1. Students explain how major events are related to one another in time.
6-8.1.3. Students explain the central issues and problems from the past, placing people and events in a matrix of time and place.
6-8.1.4. Students understand and distinguish cause, effect, sequence, and correlation in historical events, including the short-term causes or sparks from long-term causes.
6-8.1.5. Students explain the sources of historical continuity and how the combination of ideas and events explains the emergence of new patterns.
6-8.1.6. Students recognize the role of chance, oversight, and error in history.
6-8.1.9. Students frame questions that can be answered by historical study and research.
DC.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.