Arizona's College and Career Ready Standards
AZ.SS07-S1. American History
SS07-S1C1. Research Skills for History: Historical research is a process in which students examine topics or questions related to historical studies and/or current issues. By using primary and secondary sources effectively students obtain accurate and relevant information.
SS07-S1C1-04. Formulate questions that can be answered by historical study and research.
SS07-S1C1-05. Describe the relationship between a primary source document and a secondary source document.
SS07-S1C1-06. Determine the credibility and bias of primary and secondary sources.
SS07-S1C1-07. Analyze cause and effect relationships between and among individuals and/or historical events.
SS07-S1C1-08. Describe two points of view on the same historical event.
SS07-S1C6. Civil War and Reconstruction 1850 - 1877: Regional conflicts led to the Civil War and resulted in significant changes to American social, economic, and political structures.
SS07-S1C6-02. Determine the significance of the following events of the Civil War: a) firing on Fort Sumter; b) major battles - Bull Run, Antietam, Vicksburg, Gettysburg; c) Enactment of the Emancipation Proclamation; d) Sherman's march; e) surrender at Appomattox.
SS07-S1C6-03. Describe significance of the following individuals or groups in the Civil War: a) political leaders (i.e., Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis); b) military leaders (e.g., Robert E. Lee, Ulysses S. Grant, William Tecumseh Sherman, Thomas 'Stonewall' Jackson); c) role of African-Americans; d) role of Women.
SS07-S1C6-04. Analyze the impact of the Civil War on the following personal, social, and economic aspects of American life: a) Americans fighting Americans; b) high casualties caused by disease and the type of warfare; c) widespread destruction of American property; d) change in status of freed slaves; e) value of railroads and industry.
SS07-S3C1. Foundations of Government: The United States democracy is based on principles and ideals that are embodied by symbols, people and documents.
SS07-S3C1-01. Analyze the significance of the principles and ideals of the following documents: a) Bill of Rights (as related to specific time periods); b) Emancipation Proclamation.
AZ.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.