Delaware Standards and Instruction
C.2: Students will understand the principles and ideals underlying the American political system [Politics].
C.2.6-8b: Students will understand the principles and content of major American state papers such as the Declaration of Independence; United States Constitution (including the Bill of Rights); and the Federalist Papers. (Essential for Grade 8)
H.1: Students will employ chronological concepts in analyzing historical phenomena [Chronology].
H.1.6-8a: Students will examine historical materials relating to a particular region, society, or theme; analyze change over time, and make logical inferences concerning cause and effect. (Essential for Grade 6 and 8)
H.4: Students will develop historical knowledge of major events and phenomena in world, United States, and Delaware history [Content].
H.4.6-8a: Students will develop an understanding of pre-industrial United States history and its connections to Delaware history, including:
H.4.6-8a.3: Revolution and the New Nation (1754-1820s)
DE.CC6-8RH/SS. Reading Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies
Craft and Structure
CC6-8RH/SS4. Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.
CC6-8RH/SS5. Describe how a text presents information (e.g., sequentially, comparatively, causally).
Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
CC6-8RH/SS10. By the end of grade 8, read and comprehend history/social studies texts in the grades 6-8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.