Washington DC Standards
DC.6-8. Historical and Social Sciences Analysis Skills
6-8.1. Chronology and Historical Interpretation
6-8.1.3. Students explain the central issues and problems from the past, placing people and events in a matrix of time and place.
6-8.1.4. Students understand and distinguish cause, effect, sequence, and correlation in historical events, including the short-term causes or sparks from long-term causes.
6-8.1.5. Students explain the sources of historical continuity and how the combination of ideas and events explains the emergence of new patterns.
6-8.1.6. Students recognize the role of chance, oversight, and error in history.
6-8.1.9. Students frame questions that can be answered by historical study and research.
DC.7. World History and Geography: Ancient World
7.9. Era III - Ancient and Classical Civilizations to 700 CE: Students analyze the geographic, political, religious, social and economic structures during the development of Rome.
7.9.10. Describe how inner forces (including the rise of autonomous military powers, political corruption, unemployment, and economic and political instability) and external forces (shrinking trade, external attacks, and barbarian invasions) led to the disintegration of the Roman Empire. (P, E)
DC.CC.6-8.RH. Reading Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies
Craft and Structure
6-8.RH.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.
6-8.RH.5. Describe how a text presents information (e.g., sequentially, comparatively, causally).
Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
6-8.RH.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.