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List of Benchmarks for World History 
 Standard 13.Understands the causes and consequences of the development of Islamic civilization between the 7th and 10th centuries
  
Topics1. Abbasid Caliphate, 8th-10th century; 2. Social class structure and interactions; 3. Emergence and spread of Islam ; 4. Religion, belief systems, and values; 5. Role of women; 6. Slavery
   Level IV (Grade 9-12)
  Benchmark 4.Understands the social structure of the Abbasid Empire (e.g., the treatment and legal status of non-Muslims and their cultural and social contributions to society; the lives of prominent women and factors that facilitated and mitigated their rise to prominence; the role and status of royal bureaucrats, landowning nobles, peasants, urban artisans, and slaves; what Islamic conversion and adherence meant for social status)
   Vocabulary terms
A.  Abbasid social structure
  Knowledge/skill statements
  1. Understands the treatment and legal status of non Muslims in the Abbasid Empire   
  2. Knows the cultural and social contributions of non Muslims to society in the Abbasid Empire   
  3. Understands features of the lives of prominent women and factors that facilitated and mitigated their rise to prominence in the Abbasid Empire   
  4. Knows the role and status of royal bureaucrats in the Abbasid Empire   
  5. Knows the role and status of landowning nobles in the Abbasid Empire   
  6. Knows the role and status of peasants in the Abbasid Empire   
  7. Knows the role and status of urban artisans in the Abbasid Empire   
  8. Knows the role and status of slaves in the Abbasid Empire   
  9. Understands what Islamic conversion and adherence meant for social status   


Citation Log: BD(BE,157;​C;​WE,111;​LE,235)
Citation reference
BD = benchmark, declarative
BP = benchmark, procedural
BC = benchmark, contextual

1st letter/number of each code in parentheses:
B   NCHS: Basic Edition
L   Lessons from History
W   NCHS: World History, expanded edition

2nd letter code :
E = Explicitly stated in document
I = Implicit in document

Number:
Page number of the cited document