SOCIAL STUDIES STANDARDS AND BENCHMARKS 
 WORLD HISTORY

High School

CH 6.1

The student analyzes the impact of economic forces, ideas, and institutions so as to recognize and demonstrate understanding of complex relationships in world history.

CH 6.2

The student demonstrates understanding of the influence of demographics and geography in order to relate the importance of geographical locations and features to historical events and trends.

CH 6.3

The student demonstrates an understanding of a variety of political and legal structures, and is able to compare/contrast between and among them.

CH 6.4

The student demonstrates an understanding of the influence of gender, class, religion, philosophy, literature and art on culture/society.

CH 6.5

The student acquires and applies the skills of historical thinking.

CH 6.6

The student communicates an understanding of a variety of concepts, positions and philosophies as they apply to the study of world history.

CH 6.7

The student applies pertinent knowledge regarding World History so as to develop an understanding of his/her place and responsibilities as a member of a global community.

 

CH 6.1

 

High School

 

The student analyzes the impact of economic forces, ideas, and institutions so as to recognize and demonstrate understanding of complex relationships in world history.

Benchmarks

 

A.   Recognizes and explains the relationship between foreign policy and the global economy

B.  Analyzes the successes and failures of various economic systems in meeting the needs and wants of the people

C.      Recognizes and assesses the relationship between public policies and the economy

CH 6.2

 

High School

 

The student demonstrates understanding of the influence of demographics and geography in order to relate the importance of geographical locations and features to historical events and trends.

Benchmarks

 

A      Applies maps, charts, graphs, and other geography tools to World History

B.     Evaluates the environmental consequences of technological change in human history

C.     Recognizes and articulates how population movements affect society

 

CH   6.3

 

High School

 

The student demonstrates an understanding of a variety of political and legal structures, and is able to compare/contrast between and among them.

Benchmarks

 

A.     Defines and analyzes the nature of political and legal power

B.     Analyzes the successes and failures of various political systems

C.     Identifies and articulates the characteristics of an effective leader 

 

CH   6.4

 

High School

 

The student demonstrates an understanding of the influence of gender, class, religion, philosophy, literature and art on culture/society.

Benchmarks

 

A.     Demonstrates empathy for historically oppressed peoples                
B.     Recognizes and articulates how societies implement belief systems to explain the world around them

C.     Analyzes examples of art, literature, architecture, and music that have influenced and been influenced by society

 

CH   6. 5

 

High School

 

 

The student acquires and applies the skills of historical thinking.

Benchmarks

 

A.     Detects bias and evaluates the validity of sources

B.     Examines the processes of decision making, relates cause and effect, identifies multiple causations, and evaluates policy options

C.     Researches and analyzes primary and secondary sources

D.     Understands long-term changes and recurring patterns in world history.

 

CH   6.6

 

High School/Middle School

 

The student communicates an understanding of a variety of concepts, positions and philosophies as they apply to the study of world history.

Benchmarks

 

A.     Constructs an organized and fully supported written work in accordance with the expectations of Cherry Hill writing standards and benchmarks

B.     Constructs and delivers an organized and fully supported oral presentation in accordance with Cherry Hill standards and benchmarks for speaking

C.     Utilizes technology to articulate a position

D.     Creates a visual and/or performance work that conveys an idea or concept

    CH   6.7

 

High School

 

 

The student applies pertinent knowledge regarding World History so as to develop an understanding of his/her place and responsibilities as a member of a global community.

Benchmarks

A.  Analyzes the major characteristics of civilization and the development of civilizations in Mesopotamia, Egypt, China, and the Indus Valley

B. Investigates and explains how Ancient Greece, Ancient Rome, and Chinese civilizations emerged and how interrelations developed among neighboring peoples

C.   Describes how early agrarian civilizations arose in Mesoamerica

D.  Provides discourse on the causes and consequences of the development of Islamic civilization between the 7th and 10th centuries

E. Expresses an understanding of major developments in East and South Asia from 600-900 CE

F. Explores and articulates the political, social, and cultural redefinitions in Europe from 500-1000 CE

G.  Discusses the rise of centers of civilization in Mesoamerica and South America in the first millennium CE

HExplores and articulates the redefinition of European society and culture from 1000-1300 CE

I.  Examines and explains the growth of states, towns, and trade in West Africa between the 11th and 15th centuries        

 

CH   6.7    (Continued)

 

 

High School

 

 

The student applies pertinent knowledge regarding World History so as to develop an understanding of his/her place and responsibilities as a member of the global community.

A. Investigates and explains the expansion of states and civilizations in the Americas between 1000-1500 CE

B. Demonstrates an understanding of why and how large territorial empires dominated much of Eurasia between the 16th and 18th centuries

C.  Discusses the economic, political, and cultural interrelations among the peoples of Africa, Europe and the Americas between 1500-1750CE

D. Examines and articulates the causes and consequences of the agricultural, industrial and political revolutions from 1700-2000 CE

E.  Identifies and explains patterns of global change in the era of western military and economic domination from 1850-1914 CE

F.   Assesses reform, revolution, and social change in the world in the early 1900's

G. Explicates the causes and global consequences of World War I and World War II

H.  Examines and articulates the search for community, stability, and peace in an increasingly interdependent world

I.  Evaluates major global trends since World War II