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.1. Understand the use of geographic tools to locate and analyze information about people, places, and environments.
G.1.1. Understand the characteristics and purposes of geographic tools and representations of the earth such as maps, globes, graphs, charts, models, grid systems, aerial and other photographs, GIS, satellite-produced images and databases.
G.2. Understand how geographic and human characteristics create culture and define regions.
G.2.1. Understand human and physical characteristics of place.
G.3. Understand how human factors and the distribution of resources affect the development of society and the movement of populations.
G.3.1. Understand physical and cultural patterns and their interactions, such as land use, settlement patterns, cultural transmission of customs and ideas, and ecosystem changes.