1.1.2 Analyze the historic events, documents, and practices in early world history that are the foundations of political systems.
1.1.2.a Examine and report on the roots of democratic principles in World History, such as Sumerian written law, Hammurabi's Code, Greek city-states, Roman Republicanism, and the British Constitution (Magna Carta, English Bill of Rights).
3.3.1.b Explain how the development of transportation and communication networks influenced the movement of people, goods and ideas from place to place, such as trade routes in Africa, Asia and Europe, and the spread of Islam.
3.4.1.b Analyze how people in early world history perceived and reacted to environmental concerns, such as flooding, drought, and depletion of natural resources and evaluate the consequences of those actions.
4.2.3 Describe the importance of medium of exchange in early world history.
4.2.3.a Explain how societies used mediums of exchange to facilitate trade and help their economies grow.
5.1 Individuals and Societies Change Over Time
5.1.1 Analyze how the rise of the earliest communities led to the emergence of agricultural societies.
5.1.1.a Describe characteristics and innovations of hunting and gathering societies, such as nomadic lifestyles, inventors of tools, adaptation to animal migration and vegetation cycles and the shift from food gathering to food-producing activities.
5.2.1.b Compare major cultural, political and economic achievements of river valley civilizations, such as the Tigris and Euphrates River Valley, the Huang River Valley, the Indus River Valley and the Nile River Valley including Egypt, Nubia and Kush.