World History to 1500
Compare the development of early world religions and philosophies and their key tenets.
Identifying cultural contributions of early world religions and philosophies.
Identify cultural contributions of Classical Greece, including politics, intellectual life, arts, literature, architecture, and science.
Describe the role of Alexander the Great in the Hellenistic world.
Defining boundaries of Alexander the Great’s empire and its economic impact.
Identifying reasons for the separation of Alexander the Great’s empire into successor kingdoms.
Evaluating major contributions of Hellenistic art, philosophy, science, and political thought.
Reading Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies
Craft and Structure
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.
Describe how a text presents information (e.g., sequentially, comparatively, causally).
Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
By the end of Grade 8, read and comprehend history/social studies texts in the Grades 6-8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.