Indiana Academic Standards
IN.6. Peoples, Places and Cultures in Europe and the Americas
6.1. History: Students explore the key historic movements, events and figures that contributed to the development of modern Europe and America from early civilizations through modern times by examining religious institutions, trade and cultural interactions, political institutions, and technological developments.
Chronological Thinking, Historical Comprehension, Analysis and Interpretation, Research
6.1.19. Define and use the terms decade, century, and millennium, and compare alternative ways that historical periods and eras are designated by identifying the organizing principles upon which each is based.
6.1.20. Analyze cause-and-effect relationships, keeping in mind multiple causations, including the importance of individuals, ideas, human interests, beliefs and chance in history.
6.1.21. Differentiate between fact and interpretation in historical accounts and explain the meaning of historical passages by identifying who was involved, what happened, where it happened, and relating them to outcomes that followed and gaps in the historical record.
6.1.22. Form research questions and use a variety of information resources to obtain, evaluate and present data on people, cultures and developments in Europe and the Americas.
6.1.23. Identify issues related to an historical event in Europe or the Americas and give basic arguments for and against that issue utilizing the perspectives, interests and values of those involved.
Literacy: History/Social Studies
LH.1: LEARNING OUTCOME FOR LITERACY IN HISTORY/SOCIAL STUDIES – Read and comprehend history/social studies texts independently and proficiently, and write effectively for a variety of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences
6-8.LH.1.1: Read and comprehend history/social studies texts within a range of complexity appropriate for grades 6-8 independently and proficiently by the end of grade 8.
LH.3: STRUCTURAL ELEMENTS AND ORGANIZATION (READING) – Build understanding of history/social studies texts, using knowledge of structural organization and author’s purpose and message
6-8.LH.3.1: 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.LH.3.2: Describe how a text presents information (e.g., sequentially, comparatively, causally).