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.G7.0. Human Systems - Students understand how economic, political, and cultural processes interact to shape patterns of human migration and settlement, influence and interdependence, and conflict and cooperation. At a minimum, students will maintain previous content and attain the following:
Migration & Settlement
G7.[6-8].3. Identify the conditions necessary for the development of civilizations and the cultural, political, and economic characteristics resulting from the growth of civilizations.
NV.H1.0. People, Cultures, and Civilizations - Students understand the development, characteristics, and interaction of people, cultures, societies, religion, and ideas. At a minimum, students will maintain previous content and attain the following:
United States & Nevada: Transatlantic Encounters
H1.[6-8].3. Describe the interactions among Native Americans, Europeans, and Africans.
World: Early Civilizations
H1.[6-8].16. Identify the characteristics of a civilization.
H1.[6-8].18. Describe the achievements of ancient and classical civilizations.
H1.[6-8].19. Locate ancient, classical, and regional civilizations and describe their contributions of social structure, religion, and political systems.
H1.[6-8].21. Describe the cultural achievements of societies in the Middle East, Far East, the Americas, Africa, South Asia, and Europe.
H1.[6-8].14. Identify the characteristics of pre-Columbian civilizations in South America that became part of American culture.
H1.[6-8].15. Evaluate factors that contributed to the fall of pre-Columbian civilizations.
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:
World: Early Civilizations
H2.[6-8].24. Identify the characteristics that led to the emergence and decline of empires around the world.
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.
S1.[6-8].6. Formulate essential questions on a given topic.
Historical Analysis & Interpretation
S1.[6-8].16. Develop a clear sense of historical time, past, present, and future in order to identify the sequence in which events occurred.
S1.[6-8].20. Formulate historical questions.