NV.C15.0. The Political Process - Students describe the roles of political parties, elections, interest groups, media, and public opinion in the democratic process. At a minimum, students will maintain previous content and attain the following:
Formation of Public Opinion
C15.[6-8].5. Identify propaganda and persuasion in political advertising and literature.
NV.C16.0. Global Relations - Students explain the different political systems in the world and how those systems relate to the United States and its citizens. At a minimum, students will maintain previous content and attain the following:
C16.[6-8].3. Identify nations that play a significant role in U.S. foreign policy.
C16.[6-8].4. Define foreign policy and describe ways nations interact diplomatically, i.e., treaties, trade, humanitarian aid, and military intervention.
NV.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.
NV.H3.0. Social Responsibility & Change - Students understand how social ideas and individual action lead to social, political, economic, and technological change. At a minimum, students will maintain previous content and attain the following:
United States & Nevada: American Revolutionary Era
H3.[6-8].2. Explain the political and economic causes and effects of the American Revolution.
NV.S1.0. Social Studies Skills - As students become increasingly sophisticated and informed thinkers, they are provided opportunities to develop and apply skills that enhance critical thinking processes by developing and applying 21st Century Skills.
S1.[6-8].1. Read texts by using reading strategies (i.e., prior knowledge, key vocabulary words, context clues, main ideas, supporting details, and text features: pictures, maps, text boxes).
S1.[6-8].2. Read to identify cause and effect relationships, compare and contrast information, fact v. opinion, and author bias.
S1.[6-8].3. Apply reading and writing strategies to construct and express knowledge.
S1.[6-8].4. Use reading and writing to respond to historical literature.
Information, Media & Technology Literacy
S1.[6-8].10. Identify propaganda, censorship, and bias in the media.