Kansas Academic Standards
KS.KHGSS. Kansas History, Government, and Social Studies Standards
KHGSS.1. Choices have consequences.
1.1. The student will recognize and evaluate significant choices made by individuals, communities, states, and nations that have impacted our lives and futures.
1.2. The student will analyze the context under which choices are made and draw conclusions about the motivations and goals of the decision-makers.
1.3. The student will investigate examples of causes and consequences of particular choices and connect those choices with contemporary issues.
1.4. The student will use his/her understanding of choices and consequences to construct a decision-making process and to justify a decision.
KHGSS.2. Individuals have rights and responsibilities.
2.3. The student will investigate specific rights and responsibilities of individuals and connect those rights and responsibilities with contemporary issues.
KHGSS.4. Societies experience continuity and change over time.
4.3. The student will investigate an example of continuity and/or change and connect that continuity and/or change to a contemporary issue.
4.4. The student will use his/her understanding of continuity and change to construct a model for contemporary reform.
KHGSS.5. Relationships among people, places, ideas, and environments are dynamic.
5.3. The student will investigate the relationship among people, places, ideas, and/or the environment and connect those relationships to contemporary issues.
5.4. The student will use his/her understanding of these dynamic relationships to create a personal, community, state, and/or national narrative.
KS.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.