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).
RI.HP. Historical Perspectives/Rhode Island History
HP 5. Human societies and cultures develop and change in response to human needs and wants.
HP 5 (7-8)-2. Students demonstrate an understanding that culture has affected how people in a society behave in relation to groups and their environment by…
HP 5 (7-8)-2.c. Describing how environment (e.g., physical, cultural, etc.) or changes in that environment affects a civilization/country/nation (e.g., settlement, conflicts, transportation, climate change, commerce).
G 3. Human Systems: (Movement) Human systems and human movement affect and are affected by distribution of populations and resources, relationships (cooperation and conflict), and culture.
G 3 (7-8)-2. Students understand the interrelationships of geography with resources by…
G 3 (7-8)-2.a. Analyzing how the abundance, depletion, use, and distribution of geographical resources impact the expansion and demise of societies/ civilizations.
G 4. Environment and Society: Patterns emerge as humans settle, modify, and interact on Earth’s surface to limit or promote human activities.
G 4 (7-8)-3. Students explain how human actions modify the physical environment by…
G 4 (7-8)-3.a. Making predictions and drawing conclusions about the impact that human actions have on the physical environment.
RI.RH.6-8. Reading Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies
Craft and Structure
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.