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.E.3. Students will compare the incentives of various countries to explore and settle new lands.
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).
SS.7.H.CL1.2.g. Ancient civilizations of North and South America.