Michigan Academic Standards
SOCIAL STUDIES PROCESS AND SKILLS STANDARDS: GRADES 6-8
P1. READING AND COMMUNICATION – READ AND COMMUNICATE EFFECTIVELY
P1.1. Use appropriate strategies to read and interpret basic social science tables, graphs, graphics, maps, and texts.
P2. INQUIRY, RESEARCH, AND ANALYSIS
P2.2. Evaluate data presented in social science tables, graphs, graphics, maps, and texts.
WORLD HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY: GRADE 7 – HISTORY
H1. THE WORLD IN TEMPORAL TERMS: HISTORICAL HABITS OF MIND
H1.2. Historical Inquiry and Analysis – Use historical inquiry and analysis to study the past.
7 – H1.2.2. Read and comprehend a historical passage to identify basic factual knowledge and the literal meaning by indicating who was involved, what happened, where it happened, what events led to the development, and what consequences or outcomes followed.
7 – H1.2.6. Identify the role of the individual in history and the significance of one person’s ideas.
H1.4. Historical Understanding – Use historical concepts, patterns, and themes to study the past.
7 – H1.4.2. Describe and use themes of history to study patterns of change and continuity.
W3. WHG ERA 3 – CLASSICAL TRADITIONS, WORLD RELIGIONS, AND MAJOR EMPIRES, 1000 BCE TO 300 CE
W3.1. Classical Traditions – Analyze classical civilizations and empires and their lasting impact.
7 – W3.1.10. Create a timeline that illustrates the rise and fall of classical empires during the classical period.
W4. WHG ERA 4 – BRIDGE TO ERA 4 – CASE STUDIES FROM THREE CONTINENTS
7 – W4.1. Case studies from Europe, Africa, and the Americas are intended to set the stage for Integrated U.S. History in Grade 8.
7 – W4.1.1. Crisis in the Classical World – analyze the environmental, economic, and political crises in the classical world that led to the collapse of classical empires and the consolidation of Byzantium.