Rhode Island World-Class Standards
RI.C&G. Civics & Government
C&G 1. People create and change structures of power, authority, and governance in order to accomplish common goals.
C&G 1 (7-8)-2. Students demonstrate an understanding of sources of authority and use of power, and how they are/can be changed by…
C&G 1 (7-8)-2.a. Comparing and contrasting the key stages of development of the rule of law, as presented in various enduring/significant documents (e.g., Magna Carta, Preamble of U.S. Constitution, U.N. Rights of the Child, “I Have A Dream” speech).
C&G 2. The Constitution of the United States establishes a government of limited powers that are shared among different levels and branches.
C&G 2 (7-8)-2. Students demonstrate an understanding of the democratic values and principles underlying the U.S. government by…
C&G 2 (7-8)-2.a. Explaining how democratic values are reflected in enduring documents, political speeches (discourse), and group actions.
C&G 2 (7-8)-2.b. Using a variety of sources to identify and defend a position on a democratic principle (e.g., self-government in Declaration of Independence, women’s rights in Seneca Falls Declaration, Habeas Corpus in Laws of 12 Tables, freedom of religion in Washington’s letter to the Touro Synagogue).
RI.HP. Historical Perspectives/Rhode Island History
HP 2. History is a chronicle of human activities, diverse people, and the societies they form.
HP 2 (7-8)-2. Students chronicle events and conditions by…
HP 2 (7-8)-2.a. Identifying key events and people of a particular historical era or time period (e.g., centuries, BCE, “The Sixties”).
RI.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.