Washington DC Standards
DC.6-8. Historical and Social Sciences Analysis Skills
6-8.1. Chronology and Historical Interpretation
6-8.1.1. Students explain how major events are related to one another in time.
6-8.1.15. Students know the distinction between sound generalizations and misleading oversimplifications and stereotypes, such as the attribution of individual perspectives on historical events to entire demographic groups.
6-8.1.3. Students explain the central issues and problems from the past, placing people and events in a matrix of time and place.
6-8.1.4. Students understand and distinguish cause, effect, sequence, and correlation in historical events, including the short-term causes or sparks from long-term causes.
DC.6. World Geography and Cultures
6.3. Human Systems: Students identify and analyze the human activities that shape Earth's surface, including population numbers, distribution and growth rates, and cultural factors.
6.3.10. Identify international organizations of global power and influence (e.g., the North Atlantic Treaty Organization/ NATO, the United Nations, the European Union, the African Union, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations/ASEAN, the Non-Aligned Movement) and form committees to report on the influence and limits to influence of each one.
DC.CC.6-8.RH. Reading Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies
Craft and Structure
6-8.RH.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.
6-8.RH.5. Describe how a text presents information (e.g., sequentially, comparatively, causally).
Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
6-8.RH.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.