Iowa Core Standards
IA.B. Behavioral Sciences
B.5. Understand current social issues to determine how the individual is able to formulate opinions and respond to those issues.
B.5.2. Understand the concepts of bias, prejudice, stereotyping, power, role, status, justice.
IA.CC.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.
H.1. Understand historical patterns, periods of time and the relationships among these elements.
H.1.1. Understand concepts such as chronology, causality, change, conflict, and complexity.
H.4. Understand the role of individuals and groups within a society as promoters of change or the status quo.
H.4.1. Understand that specific individuals and the values those individuals held had an impact on history.
H.4.2. Understand significant events and people, including women and minorities, in the major eras of history.
H.8. Understand cause and effect relationships and other historical thinking skills in order to interpret events and issues.
H.8.1. Understand processes such as using a variety of sources, providing, validating, and weighing evidence for claims, checking credibility of sources, and searching for causality.