Washington State K–12 Learning Standards and Guidelines
WA.7.4. HISTORY - The student understands and applies knowledge of historical thinking, chronology, eras, turning points, major ideas, individuals, and themes of local, Washington State, tribal, United States, and world history in order to evaluate how history shapes the present and future.
7.4.2. Understands and analyzes causal factors that have shaped major events in history.
22.214.171.124. Understands and analyzes how individuals and movements have shaped Washington State or world history.
7.4.3. Understands that there are multiple perspectives and interpretations of historical events.
126.96.36.199. Analyzes and interprets historical materials from a variety of perspectives in Washington State or world history.
188.8.131.52. Analyzes multiple causal factors that shape major events in Washington State or world history.
7.4.4. Uses history to understand the present and plan for the future.
184.108.40.206. Analyzes how an event in Washington State or world history helps us to understand a current issue.
WA.7.5. SOCIAL STUDIES SKILLS - The student understands and applies reasoning skills to conduct research, deliberate, and form and evaluate positions through the processes of reading, writing, and communicating.
7.5.1. Uses critical reasoning skills to analyze and evaluate positions.
220.127.116.11. Understands evidence supporting a position on an issue or event.
18.104.22.168. Evaluates the breadth of evidence supporting positions on an issue or event.
WA.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.