Common Core Standards for 7th Grade


    Common Core State Standards:  History/Social Studies Grade 6-8


    Key Ideas and Details



    Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources.


    Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.


    Identify key steps in a text's description of a process related to history/social studies (e.g., how a bill becomes law, how interest rates are raised or lowered).


    Craft and Structure:



    Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.


    Describe how a text presents information (e.g., sequentially, comparatively, causally).


    Identify aspects of a text that reveal an author's point of view or purpose (e.g., loaded language, inclusion or avoidance of particular facts).


    Integration of Knowledge and Ideas:



    Integrate visual information (e.g., in charts, graphs, photographs, videos, or maps) with other information in print and digital texts.


    Distinguish among fact, opinion, and reasoned judgment in a text.


    Analyze the relationship between a primary and secondary source on the same topic.


    Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity:



    By the end of grade 8, read and comprehend history/social studies texts in the grades 6-8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.