6.1 Determine and explain the historical context of key people, cultures, products, events, and ideas over time including the examination of different perspectives from people involved including, but not limited to, Aztec, Maya, Inca, Inuit, early Native American cultures of North America, major explorers, colonizers of countries in the Western Hemisphere, and the Columbian Exchange.
6.4 Explain how different cultures in the Western Hemisphere record history.
6.5 Critique information to determine if it is sufficient to answer historical questions.
6.6 Create and compare timelines that identify major people, events and developments in the history of individual civilizations and/or countries that comprise the Americas.
6.7 Define and use the terms "decade," "century," and "millennium," and compare alternative ways that historical periods and eras are designated by identifying the organizing principles upon which each is based.
6.8 Analyze cause-and-effect relationships, including the importance of individuals, ideas, human interests and beliefs.
6.9 Differentiate between fact and interpretation in historical accounts and explain the meaning of historical passages by identifying who was involved, what happened, where it happened, and relating them to outcomes that followed and gaps in the historical record.
6.23 Interpret documents and data from multiple primary and secondary sources (art, artifacts, eyewitness accounts, letters and diaries, real or simulated historical sites, charts, graphs, diagrams, written texts).