Arizona's College and Career Ready Standards
AZ.SS06-S1. American History
SS06-S1C2. Early Civilizations Pre 1500: The geographic, political, economic and cultural characteristics of early civilizations made significant contributions to the later development of the United States.
SS06-S1C2-05. Describe the Mayan, Aztec, and Incan/Inkan civilizations: a) location, agriculture, housing, and trade networks; b) achievements (e.g., mathematics, astronomy, architecture, government, social structure, arts and crafts); c) how these cultures adapted to and altered their environment.
AZ.SS06-S2. World History
SS06-S2C1. Research Skills for History: Historical research is a process in which students examine topics or questions related to historical studies and/or current issues.
SS06-S2C1-07. Analyze cause and effect relationships between and among individuals and/or historical events.
SS06-S2C2. Early Civilizations: The geographic, political, economic and cultural characteristics of early civilizations significantly influenced the development of later civilizations.
SS06-S2C2-06. Analyze the impact of cultural and scientific contributions of ancient civilizations on later civilizations: a) Mesopotamia (i.e., laws of Hammurabi); b) Egypt (i.e., mummification, hieroglyphs, papyrus); c) China (i.e., silk, gun powder/fireworks, compass); d) Central and South America (i.e., astronomy, agriculture).
SS06-S2C3. World in Transition: People of different regions developed unique civilizations and cultural identities characterized by increased interaction, societal complexity and competition.
SS06-S2C3-05. Describe the transition from feudalism to nationalism at the end of the Middle Ages.
AZ.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.