United States Studies: The Industrial Revolution to the Present
Explain the impact of industrialization, urbanization, communication, and cultural changes on life in the United States from the late nineteenth century to World War I.
Describe reform movements and changing social conditions during the Progressive Era in the United States.
Relating countries of origin and experiences of new immigrants to life in the United States.
Identifying workplace reforms, including the eight-hour workday, child labor laws, and workers’ compensation laws.
Reading Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies
Craft and Structure
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.
Describe how a text presents information (e.g., sequentially, comparatively, causally).
Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
By the end of Grade 8, read and comprehend history/social studies texts in the Grades 6-8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.