Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks
Standards for History and Social Science Practice – Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12
1 Demonstrate civic knowledge, skills, and dispositions.
Civic knowledge includes the core knowledge in the Content Standards relating to civics and government, economics, geography, and history.
Literacy Standards for History and Social Science
Grades 6-8 Reading Standards for Literacy in the Content Areas: History/Social Science
Craft and Structure
4 Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.
5 Describe how a text presents information (e.g., sequentially, comparatively, causally), including how written texts incorporate features such as headings.
Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
10 Independently and proficiently read and comprehend history/social studies texts exhibiting complexity appropriate for the grade/course.
Grade 7 – World Geography and Ancient Civilizations II
Topic 4. Europe
Ancient and Classical Greece, c. 1200-300 BCE – Supporting Question: How does the democracy of Athens compare to the democracies of today?
27 Identify the major accomplishments of the ancient Greeks by researching and reporting on one of the following:
c. architecture (e.g., the Parthenon, the Acropolis, and the Temple of Apollo)
e. art (e.g., the development of ideals of beauty and proportions in the human body in sculpture or the depiction of myths and heroes in vase painting)
Ancient and Classical Rome, the Roman Republic, and the Roman Empire, c. 500 BCE-500 CE – Supporting Questions: What was the influence and legacy of the Roman Empire on the conquered peoples in the territory it controlled?
33 Describe the contribution of the Romans to architecture, engineering, and technology (e.g., roads, bridges, arenas, baths, aqueducts, central heating, plumbing, and sanitation).