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.a. Tracing and explaining social, technological, geographical, economical, and cultural connections for a given society of people (e.g., trade, transportation, communication).
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).
C&G 5 (7-8)-2. Students demonstrate an understanding of the benefits and challenges of an interconnected world by…
C&G 5 (7-8)-2.a. Identifying and discussing factors that lead to the breakdown of order among societies and the resulting consequences (e.g., abolition of slavery, terrorism, Fall of Roman Empire, civil war).
RI.HP. Historical Perspectives/Rhode Island History
HP 1. History is an account of human activities that is interpretive in nature.
HP 1 (7-8)-1. Students act as historians, using a variety of tools (e.g., artifacts and primary and secondary sources) by…
HP 1 (7-8)-1.c. Asking and answering historical questions, evaluating sources of information, organizing the information, and evaluating information in terms of relevance and comprehensiveness.
HP 1 (7-8)-2. Students interpret history as a series of connected events with multiple cause-effect relationships, by…
HP 1 (7-8)-2.a. Investigating and analyzing historical and visual data in order to draw connections between a series of events.
HP 2. History is a chronicle of human activities, diverse people, and the societies they form.
HP 2 (7-8)-2. Students chronicle events and conditions by…
HP 2 (7-8)-2.a. Identifying key events and people of a particular historical era or time period (e.g., centuries, BCE, “The Sixties”).
HP 2 (7-8)-2.b. Correlating key events to develop an understanding of the historical perspective of the time period in which they occurred (e.g., Jacksonian Democracy and Dorr’s Rebellion, water power and steam power, WWII and women at work).
HP 3. The study of history helps us understand the present and shape the future.
HP 3 (7-8)-2. Students make personal connections in an historical context (e.g., source-to-source, source-to-self, source-to-world) by…
HP 3 (7-8)-2.c. Comparing and contrasting the cultural influences that shape individuals and historical events (e.g., Conversion of Quakers from slave holders to abolitionists, emergence of mill villages, Gordon Trial).
HP 4. Historical events and human/natural phenomena impact and are influenced by ideas and beliefs.
HP 4 (7-8)-2. Students demonstrate an understanding that innovations, inventions, change, and expansion cause increased interaction among people (e.g., cooperation or conflict) by…
HP 4 (7-8)-2.a. Identifying and describing how traits of civilization develop in response to innovations, inventions, change and territorial expansion.
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.6-8.4. 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.