8th Grade Social Studies Standards - History
Links verified 5/24/2011
8.5.1 Native Civilizations - Contrast the characteristics of major native civilizations of the Americas. 8.5.2 Timeline - Read a timeline and order events of the past. 8.5.3 Primary and Secondary - Differentiate between a primary and secondary source. 8.5.4 Conflict - Recognize causes and consequences of conflict, (i.e., French and Indian War, Revolutionary War, and War of 1812). 8.5.5 Westward Expansion - Recognize consequences of the westward expansion of the United States. 8.5.6 Historic Events - Classify the characteristics of major historic events into causes and effects (i.e., exploration, colonization, revolution, expansion, and Civil War). 8.5.7 European Settlement - Recognize the historical impacts of European settlement in North America. 8.5.8 Slavery - Determine the social, political, and economic factors that contribute to the institution of slavery in America. 8.5.9 Political Parties - Interpret a timeline, detailing the development of political parties in the United States to the Civil War. 8.5.10 Maps and Charts - Interpret maps, timelines, and charts that illustrate key elements of history (i.e., expansion, economics, politics, and society). 8.5.11 Use Primary and Secondary - Identify conclusions about historical events using primary and secondary sources. 8.5.13 Demographic Changes - Examine the demographic changes brought about by westward movement (i.e., slavery, industrialization, and Native American relocation). 8.5.14 Revolutionary War - Recognize the course of conflicts including major battles, alliances, strategy, leadership, resources, or technology using a diagram for the Revolutionary War.