CT.2. History: Local, United States and World History: Students will use historical thinking skills to develop an understanding of the major historical periods, issues and trends in United States history, world history, and Connecticut and local history.
2.1. Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of major events and trends of United States history (e.g., the American Revolution, the Civil War, industrialization, the Great Depression, the cold war).
2.4. Locate the events, peoples and places they have studied in time and place (e.g., on a time line and map) relative to their own location.
2.5. Explain the relationships among the events and trends studied in local, state, national and world history.
CT.3. History: Historical Themes: Students will apply their understanding of historical periods, issues and trends to examine such historical themes as ideals, beliefs and institutions; conflict and conflict resolution; human movement and interaction; and science and technology in order to understand how the world came to be the way it is.
3.6. Explain reasons for conflict and the ways conflicts have been resolved.
CT.4. Civics and Government: International Relations: Students will demonstrate an understanding of how the major elements of international relations and world affairs affect their lives and the security and well-being of their community, state and nation.
4.1. Describe the organization of the world into nation-states and describe some ways that nation-states interact with one another.
4.2. Explain what foreign policy is and give examples of United States foreign policy.
4.4. Evaluate the impact of significant international events on the United States and on other nations.
4.6. Describe how foreign policy decisions may affect domestic groups and organizations.
CT.4. History: Applying History: Students will recognize the continuing importance of historical thinking and historical knowledge in their own lives and in the world in which they live.
4.4. Display empathy for people who have lived in the past.
CT.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.