Social Studies Worksheets and Study Guides Eighth Grade. Mesopotamia

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Nebraska Core Academic Content Standards

NE.SS.6. Grades 6-8 (United States/World)
SS 8.1. Civics: Students will develop and apply the skills of civic responsibility to make informed decisions based upon knowledge of government at local, state, national and international levels.
Forms and Functions of Government
SS 8.1.1. Students will summarize the foundation, structure, and function of the United States government.
SS 8.1.1.c. Identify the development of written laws and other documents (e.g., Hammurabi’s Code, Magna Carta, Declaration of Independence, United States Constitution, Preamble and Bill of Rights)
NE.SS.6.(WLD) Grades 6-8 (World: Beginnings to 1000 CE)
SS 8.4.(WLD) History: Students will develop and apply historical knowledge and skills to research, analyze, and understand key concepts of past, current, and potential issues and events at the local, state, national, and international levels.
Chronological Thinking
SS 8.4.1.(WLD) Students will analyze how major past and current world events are chronologically connected, and evaluate their impact(s) upon one another.
SS 8.4.1.a.(WLD) Describe concepts of time and chronology (e.g., Early Civilizations & Rise of Pastoral People 4000-1000 BCE, Rise of Giant Empires & Major Religions 1000-300CE, Expanding Zones of Exchange and Encounter 300-1000 CE)
SS 8.4.1.c.(WLD) Examine the chronology of historical events throughout the world to analyze their impact on the past, present, and future
Historical Comprehension
SS 8.4.2.(WLD) Students will analyze the impact of people, events, ideas, and symbols upon world history using multiple types of sources.
SS 8.4.2.a.(WLD) Analyze the impact of people, events, ideas, and symbols, including various cultures and ethnic groups, on history throughout the world by era (e.g., Early Societies and Civilizations: culture prior to urbanization, Chavin, Toltecs, River Valley Civilizations and the development of agriculture, Songhai, Mali, Mesoamerica, Gupta Empire; Ancient and Classical Empires and Major Religions: Chinese and Japanese Dynasties, Greco-Roman Empires, Incas, Mayas, Aztecs, Hinduism, Taoism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam; Expanding Zones of Exchange and Encounter: Silk Road (World Studies might also include: Ancient Civilizations of the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Africa)
Multiple Perspectives
SS 8.4.3.(WLD) Students will analyze and interpret historical and current events from multiple perspectives.
SS 8.4.3.a.(WLD) Analyze and interpret how multiple perspectives facilitate the understanding of the full story of world history (e.g., Chinese Foot Binding, Three Gorges Dam, Caste System, Alexander the Great, Latin American Revolutions, Division of Pakistan, Blood Diamonds)
SS 8.4.3.b.(WLD) Compare and contrast primary and secondary sources to better understand multiple perspectives of the same event (e.g., Confucius Analects, Code of Hammurabi, slavery, Mandate of Heaven, Conference of Berlin, images and videos - Terracotta Soldiers, Untouchables, foot binding)
Historical Analysis and Interpretation
SS 8.4.4.(WLD) Students will identify causes of past and current events, issues, and problems.
SS 8.4.4.b.(WLD) Evaluate alternative courses of action in world history (e.g., How were ideas and products diffused to other regions?)

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