NV.CC.RH.6-8. Reading Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies
Craft and Structure
RH.6-8.4. Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.
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.H2.0. Nation Building and Development - Students understand the people, events, ideas, and conflicts that lead to the evolution of nations, empires, distinctive cultures, and political and economic ideas. At a minimum, students will maintain previous content and attain the following:
United States & Nevada: Civil War and Reconstruction
H2.[6-8].18. Describe the institutionalization of slavery in America, the resistance of the enslaved, and the ongoing struggle between proponents and opponents of slavery.
H2.[6-8].19. Identify and describe the causes, key people, and events of the Civil War.
NV.H3.0. Social Responsibility & Change - Students understand how social ideas and individual action lead to social, political, economic, and technological change. At a minimum, students will maintain previous content and attain the following:
United States & Nevada: Antebellum America
H3.[6-8].5. Describe the social reform and religious movements of antebellum America.
H3.[6-8].6. Define abolition and identify key people and events of the movement.
World: Early Civilizations
H3.[6-8].17. Compare the economic and social importance of slavery with other forms of coerced labor from ancient times to the present.
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.