List of Benchmarks for World History  
 Standard 17.  Understands the rise of centers of civilization in Mesoamerica and Andean South America in the 1st millennium CE 
  Topics  1. Mayan civilization; 2. Influence of ideas on society; 3. Archaeological methods and practices 

   Level IV (Grade 912) 
   Benchmark 2.  Understands Mayan achievements in astronomy, mathematics, and the development of a calendar (e.g., the place of archaeological evidence such as the "Long Count" calendar in the interpretation of Mayan history, how achievements in astronomy affected Mayan society, the value of mathematical innovations and the calendar to farmers) 
   Vocabulary terms A. Mayan achievements in astronomy B. Mayan achievements in mathematics C. Mayan calendar

  Knowledge/skill statements 
  1.  Understands Mayan achievements in astronomy 
  2.  Understands Mayan achievements in mathematics 
  3.  Understands Mayan achievements in developing a calendar 
  4.  Understands the place of archaeological evidence such as the "Long Count" calendar in the interpretation of Mayan history 
  5.  Understands how achievements in astronomy affected Mayan society 
  6.  Understands the value of mathematical innovations to farmers 
  7.  Understands the value of the calendar to farmers 