NV.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.
NV.G5.0. The World in Spatial Terms: Students use maps, globes, and other geographic tools and technologies to locate and extrapolate information about people, places, and environments. At a minimum, students will maintain previous content and attain the following:
G5.[6-8].5. Create and compare maps of human and physical features around the world for purpose, accuracy, content, form, and design.
Map Elements & Concepts
G5.[6-8].1. Use map elements, including scale, to identify and locate physical and human features in the United States and the world.
Map Selection & Analysis
G5.[6-8].2. Compare characteristics and purposes of several types of maps, map projections, and other geographic representations.
G5.[6-8].3. Make and defend a spatial decision using basic geographic vocabulary, tools, and concepts.
Map Use & Geographic Tools
G5.[6-8].7. Compare Earth’s physical and human features using maps, fieldwork, graphic representations, aerial photographs, satellite images, and technological resources.
NV.G6.0. Places & Regions - Students understand the physical and human features of places and use this information to define and study regions and their patterns of change. At a minimum, students will maintain previous content and attain the following:
Application of Concepts & Characteristics of Places & Regions
G6.[6-8].3. Illustrate the relationship between the physical and cultural characteristics of a region.
G6.[6-8].5. Define physical geographic terms, i.e., archipelago, gulf, basin, tundra.
G6.[6-8].9. Use absolute and relative location (including latitude and longitude) to locate prominent countries, cities, and physical features in different regions of the world.
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].11. Explain content through the use of maps, graphs, charts, and diagrams.