Iowa Core Standards
IA.CC.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.
G.3. Understand how human factors and the distribution of resources affect the development of society and the movement of populations.
G.3.2. Understand world patterns of resource distribution and utilization.
G.3.4. Understand the development and widespread use of alternative energy sources have an impact on societies.
G.4. Understand how physical processes and human actions modify the environment and how the environment affects humans.
G.4.5. Understand the environmental consequences of people changing the physical environment.