Rhode Island World-Class Standards
RI.C&G. Civics & Government
C&G 3. In a democratic society all people have certain rights and responsibilities.
C&G 3 (7-8)-2. Students demonstrate an understanding of how of individuals and groups exercise (or are denied) their rights and responsibilities by…
C&G 3 (7-8)-2.c. Identifying the impact of an historic court case.
C&G 5. As members of an interconnected world community, the choices we make impact others locally, nationally, and globally.
C&G 5 (7-8)-2. Students demonstrate an understanding of the benefits and challenges of an interconnected world by…
C&G 5 (7-8)-2.a. Identifying and discussing factors that lead to the breakdown of order among societies and the resulting consequences (e.g., abolition of slavery, terrorism, Fall of Roman Empire, civil war).
RI.HP. Historical Perspectives/Rhode Island History
HP 2. History is a chronicle of human activities, diverse people, and the societies they form.
HP 2 (7-8)-2. Students chronicle events and conditions by…
HP 2 (7-8)-2.a. Identifying key events and people of a particular historical era or time period (e.g., centuries, BCE, “The Sixties”).
HP 3. The study of history helps us understand the present and shape the future.
HP 3 (7-8)-1. Students demonstrate an understanding of how the past frames the present by…
HP 3 (7-8)-1.a. Analyzing and reporting on a social movement from its inception (including historical causes), its impacts on us today, and its implications for the future.
RI.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.