Rhode Island World-Class Standards
RI.C&G. Civics & Government
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.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”).
HP 3. The study of history helps us understand the present and shape the future.
HP 3 (7-8)-1. Students demonstrate an understanding of how the past frames the present by…
HP 3 (7-8)-1.a. Analyzing and reporting on a social movement from its inception (including historical causes), its impacts on us today, and its implications for the future.
HP 4. Historical events and human/natural phenomena impact and are influenced by ideas and beliefs.
HP 4 (7-8)-1. Students demonstrate an understanding that geographic factors and shared past events affect human interactions and changes in civilizations by…
HP 4 (7-8)-1.b. Citing specific evidence from a society/civilization to explain how shared events affect how individuals and societies adapt and change (e.g., language, religion, or customs).
HP 5. Human societies and cultures develop and change in response to human needs and wants.
HP 5 (7-8)-1. Students demonstrate an understanding that a variety of factors affect cultural diversity within a society by…
HP 5 (7-8)-1.b. Applying demographic factors (e.g., urban/rural, religion, socioeconomics, race, ethnicity) to understand changes in cultural diversity in an historical and contemporary context.
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.