Rhode Island World-Class Standards
RI.C&G. Civics & Government
C&G 1. People create and change structures of power, authority, and governance in order to accomplish common goals.
C&G 1 (5-6)-1. Students demonstrate an understanding of origins, forms, and purposes of government by…
C&G 1 (5-6)-1.c. Citing examples of when major changes in governments have occurred (e.g., American Revolution, Hammurabi’s Code, Rhode Island Royal Charter/ RI Constitution).
C&G 5. As members of an interconnected world community, the choices we make impact others locally, nationally, and globally.
C&G 5 (5-6)-2. Students demonstrate an understanding of the benefits and challenges of an interconnected world by…
C&G 5 (5-6)-2.a. Identifying and discussing factors that lead to the breakdown of order among societies (e.g., natural disasters, wars, plagues, population shifts, natural resources).
C&G 5 (5-6)-3. Students demonstrate an understanding of how the choices we make impact and are impacted by an interconnected world by…
C&G 5 (5-6)-3.b. Explaining how actions taken or not taken impact societies (e.g., natural disasters, incidences of social injustice or genocide).
RI.HP. Historical Perspectives/Rhode Island History
HP 5. Human societies and cultures develop and change in response to human needs and wants.
HP 5 (5-6)-2. Students demonstrate an understanding that culture has affected how people in a society behave in relation to groups and their environment by…
HP 5 (5-6)-2.b. Using a historical context, describe how diversity contributes to conflict, cooperation, growth, or decline.
RI.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.