Rhode Island World-Class Standards
RI.C&G. Civics & Government
C&G 5. As members of an interconnected world community, the choices we make impact others locally, nationally, and globally.
C&G 5 (7-8)-1. Students demonstrate an understanding of the many ways Earth’s people are interconnected by…
C&G 5 (7-8)-1.b. Identifying, describing, and explaining how people are politically, economically, environmentally, militarily, and (or) diplomatically connected (e.g., World Bank, UN, NATO, European Union).
E 1. Individuals and societies make choices to address the challenges and opportunities of scarcity and abundance.
E 1 (7-8)-1. Students demonstrate an understanding of basic economic concepts by…
E 1 (7-8)-1.a. Explaining the relationship between resources and industry.
E 1 (7-8)-1.c. Researching and analyzing the impact of surplus, subsistence, and scarcity.
E 1 (7-8)-2. Students demonstrate an understanding that scarcity and abundance causes individuals to make economic choices by…
E 1 (7-8)-2.a. Explaining the pros and cons of consumer and producer choices.
E 1 (7-8)-2.b. Describing how a society’s definition or determination of value affects distribution of wealth and consumer choices.
E 1 (7-8)-3. Students demonstrate an understanding that societies develop different ways to deal with scarcity and abundance by…
E 1 (7-8)-3.a. Explaining the relationship between availability, distribution, and allocation of goods and services.
E 1 (7-8)-3.b. Explaining how scarcity impacts the organization of society and development of civilization.
E 2. Producers and consumers locally, nationally, and internationally engage in the exchange of goods and services.
E 2 (7-8)-1. Students demonstrate an understanding of the variety of ways producers and consumers exchange goods and services by…
E 2 (7-8)-1.a. Explaining how and why incentives (price, advertising, supply, or need) affect how buyers and sellers interact to determine market value.
E 3. Individuals, institutions and governments have roles in economic systems.
E 3 (7-8)-1. Students demonstrate an understanding of the interdependence created by economic decisions by…
E 3 (7-8)-1.a. Explaining the cyclical relationship of the participants within an economy (e.g., barter, feudal system, global economy).
RI.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.