Arizona's College and Career Ready Standards
AZ.SS08-S1. American History
SS08-S1C1. Research Skills for History: Historical research is a process in which students examine topics or questions related to historical studies and/or current issues. By using primary and secondary sources effectively students obtain accurate and relevant information.
SS08-S1C1-04. Formulate questions that can be answered by historical study and research.
SS08-S1C1-05. Describe the difference between a primary source document and a secondary source document and the relationships between them.
SS08-S1C1-06. Determine the credibility and bias of primary and secondary sources
SS08-S1C1-07. Analyze cause and effect relationships between and among individuals and/or historical events.
SS08-S1C1-08. Analyze two points of view on the same historical event.
SS08-S1C10. Contemporary United States 1970s - Present: Current events and issues continue to shape our nation and our involvement in the global community.
SS08-S1C10-07. Describe events (e.g., September 11 Terrorist Attacks, Afghanistan, Iraq War) of the presidency of George W. Bush.
SS08-S1C10-10. Describe how key political, social, geographic, and economic events of the late 20th century and early 21st century affected, and continue to affect, the United States.
AZ.SS08-S2. World History
SS08-S2C1. Research Skills for History: Historical research is a process in which students examine topics or questions related to historical studies and/or current issues.
SS08-S2C1-04. Formulate questions that can be answered by historical study and research.
SS08-S2C1-07. Analyze cause and effect relationships between and among individuals and/or historical events.
SS08-S2C8. World at War: Global events, economic issues and political ideologies ignited tensions leading to worldwide military conflagrations and diplomatic confrontations in a context of development and change.
SS08-S2C8-14. Describe the following events in the Middle East during the 20th and 21st centuries: a) creation of Israel; b) conflicts between Israeli and Palestinian governments; c) Camp David Peace Treaty; d) Persian Gulf War; e) Iraq War.
SS08-S2C9. Contemporary World: The nations of the contemporary world are shaped by their cultural and political past. Current events, developments and issues continue to shape the global community.
SS08-S2C9-03. Analyze how world events of the late 20th century and early 21st century affected, and continue to affect, the social, political, geographic, and economic climate of the world (e.g., terrorism, globalization, conflicts, interdependence, natural disasters, advancements in science and technology and environmental issues).
SS08-S4C4. Human Systems: Human cultures, their nature, and distribution affect societies and the Earth.
SS08-S4C4-05. Explain how cooperation contributes to political, economic, and social organization (e.g., United Nations, European Union, NAFTA).
SS08-S4C5. Environment and Society: Human and environmental interactions are interdependent upon one another. Humans interact with the environment- they depend upon it, they modify it; and they adapt to it. The health and well-being of all humans depends upon an understanding of the interconnections and interdependence of human and physical systems.
SS08-S4C5-02. Describe why (e.g., resources, economic livelihood) humans modify ecosystems.
SS08-S4C6. Geographic Applications: Geographic thinking (asking and answering geographic questions) is used to understand spatial patterns of the past, the present, and to plan for the future.
SS08-S4C6-03. Use geographic knowledge and skills (e.g., recognizing patterns, mapping, graphing) when discussing current events.
AZ.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.