HP 1 History is an account of human activities that is interpretive in nature.
HP 1 (3-4)-1 Students act as historians, using a variety of tools (e.g., artifacts and primary and secondary sources) by
a describing the difference between primary and secondary sources and interpreting information from each (e.g., asking and answering questions, making predictions)
b classifying objects, artifacts, and symbols from long ago and today and describing how they add to our understanding of the past
c organizing information obtained to answer historical questions
HP 1 (3-4)-2 Students interpret history as a series of connected events with multiple cause-effect relationships, by
a describing and organizing a sequence of significant events in Rhode Island history (e.g., interpreting and analyzing data in timelines)
b explaining and inferring how a sequence of events affected people of Rhode Island (e.g., settlement or changes in community/ Rhode Island, Hurricane Katrina)
HP 2 History is a chronicle of human activities, diverse people, and the societies they form.
HP 2 (3-4)-1 Students connect the past with the present by
a investigating and explaining the origin, name, or significance of local and Rhode Island geographic and human-made features
HP 2 (3-4)-2 Students chronicle events and conditions by
a describing, defining, and illustrating by example Rhode Island historical individuals, groups and events (e.g., Roger Williams, Native Americans, immigrant groups) and how they relate to the context (e.g., conditions of the time, events before and after)
HP 2 (3-4)-3 Students show understanding of change over time by
a interpreting and explaining similarities and differences in objects, artifacts, technologies, ideas, or beliefs (e.g., religious, economic, education, self-government) from the past and present (e.g., transportation or communication in the community, RI, U.S.)