Delaware Standards and Instruction
C.1: Students will examine the structure and purposes of governments with specific emphasis on constitutional democracy [Government].
C.1.6-8b: Students will analyze the different functions of federal, state, and local governments in the United States and examine the reasons for the different organizational structures each level of government employs. (Essential for Grade 8)
C.3: Students will understand the responsibilities, rights, and privileges of United States citizens [Citizenship].
C.3.6-8a: Students will understand that civil rights secure political freedom while property rights secure economic freedom and that both are essential protections for United States citizens. (Essential for Grade 7)
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.5: Civil War and Reconstruction (1850-1877)
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.