WA.4. HISTORY - The student understands and applies knowledge of historical thinking, chronology, eras, turning points, major ideas, individuals, and themes in local, Washington State, tribal, United States, and world history in order to evaluate how history shapes the present and future.
4.1. Understands historical chronology.
4.1.2. CHRONOLOGICAL ERAS: Understands how the rise of civilizations defines eras in ancient history by:
4.1.2.a. Explaining and comparing the rise of civilizations from 8000 BCE to 200 CE on two or more continents.
4.2. Understands and analyzes causal factors that have shaped major events in history.
4.2.1. INDIVIDUALS AND MOVEMENTS: Understands and analyzes how individuals and movements from ancient civilizations have shaped world history.
4.3. Understands that there are multiple perspectives and interpretations of historical events.
4.3.1. HISTORICAL INTERPRETATION: Analyzes and interprets historical materials from a variety of perspectives in ancient history.
4.3.2. MULTIPLE CAUSATION: Analyzes multiple causal factors that shape major events in ancient history.
4.4. Uses history to understand the present and plan for the future.
4.4.1. HISTORICAL ANTECENDENTS: Analyzes how an event in ancient history helps us to understand a current issue.
WA.5. SOCIAL STUDIES SKILLS - The student understands and applies reasoning skills to conduct research, deliberate, form, and evaluate positions through the processes of reading, writing, and communicating.
5.1. Uses critical reasoning skills to analyze and evaluate positions.
5.1.1. UNDERSTANDS REASONING: Understands positions on an issue or event.