Minnesota Academic Standards
MN.7. Grade 7: United States Studies (1800 to present)
7.4.1. Historical Thinking Skills
18.104.22.168. Historical inquiry is a process in which multiple sources and different kinds of historical evidence are analyzed to draw conclusions about how and why things happened in the past.
22.214.171.124.1. Pose questions about a topic in United States history, gather and organize a variety of primary and secondary sources related to the questions, analyze sources for credibility and bias; suggest possible answers and write a thesis statement; use sources to draw conclusions and support the thesis; present supported findings, and cite sources.
7.4.4. United States History
126.96.36.199. Economic expansion and the conquest of indigenous and Mexican territory spurred the agricultural and industrial growth of the United States; led to increasing regional, economic and ethnic divisions; and inspired multiple reform movements. (Expansion and Reform: 1792-1861)
188.8.131.52.1. Describe the processes that led to the territorial expansion of the United States, including the Louisiana Purchase and other land purchases, wars and treaties with foreign and indigenous nations, and annexation. (Expansion and Reform: 1792-1861)
MN.6.12. Reading Benchmarks: Literacy in History/Social Studies 6-12
Craft and Structure
184.108.40.206. Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.
220.127.116.11. Describe how a text presents information (e.g., sequentially, comparatively, causally).
Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
18.104.22.168. By the end of grade 8, read and comprehend history/social studies texts in the grades 6-8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.