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List of Benchmarks for World History 
 Standard 11.Understands major global trends from 1000 BCE to 300 CE
  
Topics1. Empires and imperialism; 2. Development, ideology, and structure of political systems; 3. Trade and trade routes ; 4. Cultural diffusion, adaptation, and interaction; 5. Language and writing
   Level III (Grade 7-8)
  Benchmark 2.Understands the development of large regional empires (e.g., the significance of military power, state bureaucracy, legal codes, belief systems, written languages, and communications and trade networks; how trade networks, merchant communities, state power, tributary systems of production, and other factors contributed to the economic integration of large regions of Afro-Eurasia)
   Vocabulary terms
A.  development of regional empires (1000 BCE to 300 CE)
  Knowledge/skill statements
  1. Understands the significance of military power in the development of large regional empires   
  2. Understands the significance of state bureaucracy in the development of large regional empires   
  3. Understands the significance of legal codes in the development of large regional empires   
  4. Understands the significance of belief systems in the development of large regional empires   
  5. Understands the significance of written languages in the development of large regional empires   
  6. Understands the significance of communications and trade networks in the development of large regional empires   
  7. Understands how trade networks contributed to the economic integration of large regions of Afro Eurasia   
  8. Understands how merchant communities contributed to the economic integration of large regions of Afro Eurasia   
  9. Understands how state power contributed to the economic integration of large regions of Afro Eurasia   
  10. Understands how tributary systems of production contributed to the economic integration of large regions of Afro Eurasia   
  11. Understand how other factors contributed to the economic integration of large regions of Afro Eurasia   


Citation Log: BD(BE,153;​LE,211-213)
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