Rhode Island World-Class Standards
G 1. The World in Spatial Terms: Understanding and interpreting the organization of people, places, and environments on Earth’s surface provides an understanding of the world in spatial terms.
G 1 (7-8)-1. Students understand maps, globes, and other geographic tools and technologies by…
G 1 (7-8)-1.a. Identifying and utilizing a variety of maps for different purposes.
G 1 (7-8)-1.b. Utilizing technology to access geographic databases such as GPS and Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
G 1 (7-8)-2. Students interpret the characteristics and features of maps by…
G 1 (7-8)-2.a. Analyzing multiple maps (e.g., physical, political, historical) to draw inferences about the development of societies.
G 3. Human Systems: (Movement) Human systems and human movement affect and are affected by distribution of populations and resources, relationships (cooperation and conflict), and culture.
G 3 (7-8)-1. Students understand why people do/do not migrate by…
G 3 (7-8)-1.a. Analyzing how migration affects a population.
G 4. Environment and Society: Patterns emerge as humans settle, modify, and interact on Earth’s surface to limit or promote human activities.
G 4 (7-8)-3. Students explain how human actions modify the physical environment by…
G 4 (7-8)-3.a. Making predictions and drawing conclusions about the impact that human actions have on the physical environment.
RI.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.