West Virginia Standards
Craft and Structure
SS.6-8.L.4. Students will determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.
SS.6-8.L.5. Students will describe how a text presents information (e.g., sequentially, comparatively and causally).
Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
SS.6-8.L.10. Students will read and comprehend history/social studies texts at or above grade level text complexity band independently and proficiently.
SS.7.C.3. Students will compare and contrast the roles, rights and responsibilities of free men, women, children, slaves and foreigners across time in various civilizations. (e.g., ancient civilizations, medieval times, and nation states).
SS.7.H.CL.2. Demonstrate an understanding of the Middle Ages.
SS.7.H.CL2.1. Students will analyze the rise of the European nation states and monarchies (e.g., feudalism, peasants, serfs, manorial system and centralized power).
SS.7.H.CL2.2. Students will trace the course of the Crusades and the introduction of Asian and African ideas to Europe.
SS.7.H.CL2.3. Students will discuss the preservation of the ancient Greek and Roman learning and traditions, architecture and government.
SS.7.H.CL1. Demonstrate an understanding of the ancient civilizations.
SS.7.H.CL1.2. Students will identify the contributions and influences of ancient civilizations and categorize the factors that led to their fall (e.g., philosophy, architecture, civics, literature, the arts, science and mathematics).