Pennsylvania Core and Academic Standards
PA.5.8. Civics and Government
5.4.8. How International Relationships Function
5.4.8.C. Explain how common problems (e.g., natural disasters, ethnic conflict, environmental concerns) are addressed by organizations and governments.
7.4.8. Interactions Between People and the Environment
Impact of People on Physical Systems
7.4.8.B. Interpret the effects of people on the physical systems within regions.
PA.CC.8.5.6-8. Reading Informational Text: Students read, understand, and respond to informational text – with emphasis on comprehension, making connections among ideas and between texts with focus on textual evidence.
Craft and Structure
CC.8.5.6-8.E. Describe how a text presents information (e.g., sequentially, comparatively, causally).
Range and Level of Complex Texts
CC.8.5.6-8.J. By the end of grade 8, read and comprehend history/social studies texts in the grades 6–8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.