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List of Benchmarks for World History 
 Standard 4.Understands how agrarian societies spread and new states emerged in the third and second millennia BCE
  
Topics1. Civilization in ancient China; 1. Religion, belief systems, and values; 2. Social class structure and interactions; 3. Development, ideology, and structure of political systems; 4. Language and writing
   Level IV (Grade 9-12)
  Benchmark 1.Understands the social, cultural, and political characteristics of the Shang Dynasty (e.g., the development of royal government under the Shang Dynasty and the development of social hierarchy, religious institutions, and writing; the role that Chinese peasants played in sustaining the wealth and power of the Shang political centers)
   Vocabulary terms
A.  social characteristics of the Shang Dynasty
B.  cultural characteristics of the Shang Dynasty
C.  political characteristics of the Shang Dynasty
  Knowledge/skill statements
  1. Understands the social characteristics of the Shang Dynasty   
  2. Understands the cultural characteristics of the Shang Dynasty   
  3. Understands the political characteristics of the Shang Dynasty   
  4. Understands the development of royal government under the Shang Dynasty   
  5. Understands the development of social hierarchy under the Shang Dynasty   
  6. Understands the development of religious institutions under the Shang Dynasty   
  7. Understands the development of writing under the Shang Dynasty   
  8. Understands the role that Chinese peasants played in sustaining the wealth and power of the Shang political centers   


Citation Log: BD(BE,142,143;​C;​WE,57)
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