NV.C13.0. Citizenship and the Law - Students know why society needs rules, laws, and government and understand the roles, rights, and responsibilities of citizens. At a minimum, students will maintain previous content and attain the following:
C13.[6-8].7. Define and explain popular sovereignty and the need for citizen involvement at all levels of U.S. government.
Rules & Law
C13.[6-8].3. Describe the significance of the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution as foundations of U.S. democracy.
C13.[6-8].4. Describe how the Nevada and U.S. Constitution serve as devices for preserving state and national principles and as vehicles for change, including the amendment process.
NV.C14.0. The Federal System: U.S., State, and Local Governments - Students understand the U.S. Constitution and the government it creates, including the relationship between national and sub-national governments, as well as the structure and function of state and local governments. At a minimum, students will maintain previous content and attain the following:
C14.[6-8].2. Give examples of governmental powers, i.e., the power to tax, declare war, and issue drivers’ licenses, that are distributed between the national and state governments.
C14.[6-8].3. Explain how the supremacy clause of the U.S. Constitution defines the relationship between national and state governments.
C14.[6-8].5. Explain the functions of the three branches of government (executive, legislative, and judicial) as found in the U.S. and Nevada Constitutions.
C14.[6-8].6. Explain the system of checks and balances and the principle of limited powers in the design of the U.S. Constitution.
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.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:
United States & Nevada: Constitutional America
H2.[6-8].11. Explain the issues involved in the creation and ratification of the U.S. Constitution and the new government it established.
H2.[6-8].12. Identify the individual and states rights protected by the Bill of Rights and their continuing significance.
United States & Nevada: Nationalism
H2.[6-8].13. Evaluate the influence of individuals in the building of a national identity, i.e., Pontiac, George Washington, and Abigail Adams.
NV.H3.0. Social Responsibility & Change - Students understand how social ideas and individual action lead to social, political, economic, and technological change. At a minimum, students will maintain previous content and attain the following:
United States & Nevada: Reconstruction
H3.[6-8].9. Identify the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments to the Constitution and explain their impact on the expansion of human rights.
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.