Iowa Core Standards
IA.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.
H.1. Understand historical patterns, periods of time and the relationships among these elements.
H.1.1. Understand concepts such as chronology, causality, change, conflict, and complexity.
H.4. Understand the role of individuals and groups within a society as promoters of change or the status quo.
H.4.2. Understand significant events and people, including women and minorities, in the major eras of history.
H.8. Understand cause and effect relationships and other historical thinking skills in order to interpret events and issues.
H.8.1. Understand processes such as using a variety of sources, providing, validating, and weighing evidence for claims, checking credibility of sources, and searching for causality.
IA.PS. Political Science/Civic Literacy
PS.2. Understand how the government established by the Constitution embodies the principles of democracy and republicanism.
PS.2.1. Understand the essential ideas of American government that are expressed in the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and other documents.