Utah Core Standards
UT.WH. WORLD HISTORY
WH.2. THE RISE OF CLASSICAL SOCIETIES (Ca. 1000 B.C.E.–900 C.E.)
The classical civilizations of the Mediterranean (Egypt, ancient Israel, Greece, and Rome), Persia, China, India, and other regions have had a significant impact on global belief systems, legal systems, governments, culture, and social systems. Some developed vast empires, consolidating government power in revolutionary and influential structures. Emerging contacts between civilization centers began the diffusion of ideas and technologies. Classical civilizations rose and fell under remarkably similar circumstances, exhibiting global patterns.
WH.2.1. Students will identify and explain patterns in the development and diffusion and syncretism of world religions and philosophies, including Judaism, Hinduism, Greek philosophy, Confucianism, Buddhism, Christianity, and Islam.
WH.2.2. Students will use primary sources to identify patterns in the stratification of social and gender structures across classical civilizations.
WH.2.3. Students will make evidence-based inferences about the cultural values of classical civilizations, using artistic expressions of various genres as primary sources.
WH.2.4. Students will explain the impact of early trans-regional trade on the diffusion of religion, ideas, technology, and other aspects of culture.
WH.2.5. Students will construct an argument for the significant and enduring political, economic, technological, social, or other cultural contributions of classical civilizations.
UT.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.