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Related Curriculum Standards and Benchmarks


6th-8th Grades—Looking At Evidence and Taking Sides


National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies Strands I, II, V, VI, X

National Standards for the English Language Arts 1, 4, 7

Social Studies

6 & 7 H1.2.1 Explain how historians use a variety of sources to explore the past (e.g. artifacts, primary and secondary sources including narratives, technology, historical maps, visual/mathematical quantitative data, radiocarbon dating, DNA analysis).

6 & 7 H1.2.2 Read and comprehend a historical passage to identify basic factual knowledge and the literal meaning by indicating who was involved, what happened, where it happened, what events led to the development, and what consequences or outcomes followed.

6 & 7 H1.2.5 Identify the role of the individual in history and the significance of one person's ideas.

8-P3.1.1 Identify, research, analyze, discuss and defend a position on a national public policy issue.

8-U4.3.2 Describe the formation and development of the abolitionist movement by considering the roles of key abolitionist leaders (e.g. John Brown and the armed resistance, Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad, Sojourner Truth, and Frederick Douglass) and the response of southerners and northerners to the movement.


Language Arts

R.CM.06.04, R.CM.07.04, R.CM.08.04 Apply significant knowledge from grade-level science, social studies and mathematics texts.

L.RP.06.05, L.RP.07.05, L.RP.08.05 Respond to multiple text types when listened to or viewed knowledgeably, by discussing, illustrating and/or writing in order to anticipate and answer questions; determine personal and universal themes; and offer opinions or solutions.