National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies (NCSS)
TIME, CONTINUITY, AND CHANGE
SOCIAL STUDIES PROGRAMS SHOULD INCLUDE EXPERIENCES THAT PROVIDE FOR THE STUDY OF THE PAST AND ITS LEGACY.
KNOWLEDGE - Learners will understand:
Key historical periods and patterns of change within and across cultures (e.g., the rise and fall of ancient civilizations, the development of technology, the rise of modern nation-states, and the establishment and breakdown of colonial systems).
National Center for History in Schools (NCHS)
Historical Thinking Standards
Reconstruct the literal meaning of a historical passage.
World History Content Standards
Era 3: Classical Traditions, Major Religions, and Giant Empires, 1000 BCE-300 CE
How major religions and large-scale empires arose in the Mediterranean basin, China, and India, 500 BCE-300 CE.
The student understands the causes and consequences of the unification of the Mediterranean basin under Roman rule.
The student understands the emergence of Christianity in the context of the Roman Empire.
Major global trends from 1000 BCE-300 CE.
The student understands major global trends from 1000 BCE to 300 CE.
Era 4: Expanding Zones of Exchange and Encounter, 300-1000 CE
Imperial crises and their aftermath, 300-700 CE.
The student understands the decline of the Roman and Han empires.