Iowa Core Standards
IA.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.
H.4. Understand the role of individuals and groups within a society as promoters of change or the status quo.
H.4.2. Understand significant events and people, including women and minorities, in the major eras of history.
IA.PS. Political Science/Civic Literacy
PS.2. Understand how the government established by the Constitution embodies the principles of democracy and republicanism.
PS.2.1. Understand the essential ideas of American government that are expressed in the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and other documents.
PS.2.5. Understand values such as individual rights, the common good, self government, justice, equality, diversity, openness and free inquiry, truth, patriotism are fundamental to American public life.
PS.2.6. Understand the type of citizenry needed to establish and maintain constitutional government.