South Dakota Content Standards
SD.K-12.H. Grade 8 History
K‐12.H.4. Students will identify and evaluate the causes and effects of past, current and potential events, issues and problems.
8.H.4.1. Analyze the sources of conflict which led to the American Revolution.
K‐12.H.5. Students will develop historical research skills.
8.H.5.2. Generate questions to analyze why individuals or groups, and their developments, are seen as historically significant.
SD.RH.6-8. Reading Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies
Craft and Structure
RH.6-8.4. Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.
RH.6-8.5. Describe how a text presents information (e.g., sequentially, comparatively, causally).
Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
RH.6-8.10. By the end of grade 8, read and comprehend history/social studies texts in the grades 6-8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.