Washington State K–12 Learning Standards and Guidelines
WA.6.1. CIVICS - The student understands and applies knowledge of government, law, politics, and the nation’s fundamental documents to make decisions about local, national, and international issues and to demonstrate thoughtful, participatory citizenship.
6.1.3. Understands the purposes and organization of international relationships and U.S. foreign policy.
18.104.22.168. Analyzes how societies have interacted with one another in the past or present.
WA.6.2. ECONOMICS - The student applies understanding of economic concepts and systems to analyze decision-making and the interactions between individuals, households, businesses, governments, and societies.
6.2.2. Understands how economic systems function.
22.214.171.124. Understands how the forces of supply and demand have affected international trade in the past or present.
WA.6.5. SOCIAL STUDIES SKILLS - The student understands and applies reasoning skills to conduct research, deliberate, and form and evaluate positions through the processes of reading, writing, and communicating.
6.5.1. Uses critical reasoning skills to analyze and evaluate positions.
126.96.36.199. Understands positions on an issue or event.
WA.RH.6-8. Reading Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies
Craft and Structure
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.