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List of Benchmarks for World History 
 Standard 1.Understands the biological and cultural processes that shaped the earliest human communities
  
Topics1. Impact of the environment on society; 2. Archaeological methods and practices; 3. Religion, belief systems, and values
   Level IV (Grade 9-12)
  Benchmark 2.Understands how different kinds of evidence are used to determine the cultural characteristics of early human communities (e.g., how archaeological evidence demonstrates the influences of climate, geographic location, and economic specialization on everyday life; how nonverbal evidence such as burials, carvings, and paintings can indicate the presence of religion)
   Vocabulary terms
A.  scientific evidence of culture of early hominids
  Knowledge/skill statements
  1. Understands how archaeological evidence demonstrates the influence of climate on everyday life in early human communities   
  2. Understands how archaeological evidence demonstrates the influence of geographic location on everyday life in early human communities   
  3. Understands how archaeological evidence demonstrates the influence of economic specialization on everyday life in early human communities   
  4. Understands how nonverbal evidence such as burials, carvings, and paintings can indicate the presence of religion   


Citation Log: BD(BE,138;​C;​WE,44)
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