Virginia Standards of Learning
VA.SS.WHI. World History and Geography to 1500 A.D. (C.E.)
WHI.1. The student will demonstrate skills for historical thinking, geographical analysis, economic decision making, and responsible citizenship by:
WHI.1.e. Comparing and contrasting historical, cultural, economic, and political perspectives in world history.
WHI.1.f. Explaining how indirect cause-and-effect relationships impacted people, places, and events in world history.
WHI.1.g. Analyzing multiple connections across time and place.
Human Origins and Early Civilizations, Prehistory to 1000 B.C. (B.C.E.)
WHI.3. The student will apply social science skills to understand the ancient river valley civilizations, including those of Mesopotamia, Egypt, the Indus River Valley, and China and the civilizations of the Hebrews and Phoenicians, by:
WHI.3.a. Locating these civilizations in time and place and describing their major geographic features.
WHI.3.b. Describing the development of social, political, and economic patterns, including slavery.
WHI.3.c. Explaining the development and interactions of religious traditions.
Classical Civilizations and Rise of Religious Traditions, 1000 B.C. (B.C.E.) to 500 A.D. (C.E.)
WHI.4. The student will apply social science skills to understand the civilizations of Persia, India, and China in terms of chronology, geography, social structures, government, economy, religion, and contributions to later civilizations by:
WHI.4.d. Describing the origins, beliefs, traditions, customs, and spread of Buddhism.
WHI.4.e. Locating China in time and place, including the development of an empire and the construction of the Great Wall.
WHI.4.f. Describing the impact of Confucianism, Taoism, and Buddhism.
Regional Interactions, 1000 to 1500 A.D. (C.E.)
WHI.11. The student will apply social science skills to understand the civilizations and empires of Asia, with emphasis on Japan and China, by:
WHI.11.a. Locating and explaining major global and regional trade routes.