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WH(25)(D)

explain how Islam influences law and government in the Muslim world.

WH(26)(A)

identify significant examples of art and architecture that demonstrate an artistic ideal or visual principle from selected cultures;

WH(26)(B)

analyze examples of how art, architecture, literature, music, and drama reflect the history of the cultures in which they are produced; and

WH(26)(C)

identify examples of art, music, and literature that transcend the cultures in which they were created and convey universal themes.

WH(27)(A)

identify the origin and diffusion of major ideas in mathematics, science, and technology that occurred in river valley civilizations, classical Greece and Rome, classical India, and the Islamic caliphates between 700 and 1200 and in China from the Tang to Ming dynasties;

WH(27)(B)

summarize the major ideas in astronomy, mathematics, and architectural engineering that developed in the Maya, Inca, and Aztec civilizations;

WH(27)(C)

explain the impact of the printing press on the Renaissance and the Reformation in Europe;

WH(27)(D)

describe the origins of the Scientific Revolution in 16th century Europe and explain its impact on scientific thinking worldwide; and

WH(27)(E)

identify the contributions of significant scientists such as Archimedes, Copernicus, Eratosthenes, Galileo, Pythagoras, Isaac Newton, and Robert Boyle.

WH(28)(A)

explain the role of textile manufacturing and steam technology in initiating the Industrial Revolution and the role of the factory system and transportation technology in advancing the Industrial Revolution;

WH(28)(B)

explain the roles of military technology, transportation technology, communication technology, and medical advancements in initiating and advancing 19th century imperialism;

WH(28)(C)

explain the effects of major new military technologies on World War I, World War II, and the Cold War;

WH(28)(D)

explain the role of telecommunication technology, computer technology, transportation technology, and medical advancements in developing the modern global economy and society; and

WH(28)(E)

identify the contributions of significant scientists and inventors such as Marie Curie, Thomas Edison, Albert Einstein, Louis Pasteur, and James Watt.

WH(29)(A)

identify methods used by archaeologists, anthropologists, historians, and geographers to analyze evidence;

WH(29)(B)

explain how historians, when examining sources, analyze frame of reference, historical context, and point of view to interpret historical events;

WH(29)(C)

explain the differences between primary and secondary sources and examine those sources to analyze frame of reference, historical context, and point of view;

WH(29)(D)

evaluate the validity of a source based on language, corroboration with other sources, and information about the author;

WH(29)(E)

identify bias in written, oral, and visual material;

WH(29)(F)

analyze information by sequencing, categorizing, identifying cause-and-effect relationships, comparing, contrasting, finding the main idea, summarizing, making generalizations and predictions, drawing inferences and conclusions, and developing connections between historical events over time;

WH(29)(G)

construct a thesis on a social studies issue or event supported by evidence; and

WH(29)(H)

use appropriate reading and mathematical skills to interpret social studies information such as maps and graphs.

WH(30)(A)

use social studies terminology correctly;

WH(30)(B)

use standard grammar, spelling, sentence structure, and punctuation;

WH(30)(C)

interpret and create written, oral, and visual presentations of social studies information; and

WH(30)(D)

transfer information from one medium to another.

WH(31)(A)

use a problem-solving process to identify a problem, gather information, list and consider options, consider advantages and disadvantages, choose and implement a solution, and evaluate the effectiveness of the solution; and

WH(31)(B)

use a decision-making process to identify a situation that requires a decision, gather information, identify options, predict consequences, and take action to implement a decision.

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