North Carolina Standard Course of Study
8.H.1. Apply historical thinking to understand the creation and development of North Carolina and the United States.
8.H.1.3. Use primary and secondary sources to interpret various historical perspectives.
8.H.1.4. Use historical inquiry to evaluate the validity of sources used to construct historical narratives (e.g. formulate historical questions, gather data from a variety of sources, evaluate and interpret data and support interpretations with historical evidence).
8.H.1.5. Analyze the relationship between historical context and decision-making.
8.H.2. Understand the ways in which conflict, compromise and negotiation have shaped North Carolina and the United States.
8.H.2.1. Explain the impact of economic, political, social, and military conflicts (e.g. war, slavery, states' rights and citizenship and immigration policies) on the development of North Carolina and the United States.
8.H.2.2. Summarize how leadership and citizen actions (e.g. the founding fathers, the Regulators, the Greensboro Four, and participants of the Wilmington Race Riots, 1898) influenced the outcome of key conflicts in North Carolina and the United States.
8.H.3. Understand the factors that contribute to change and continuity in North Carolina and the United States.
8.H.3.3. Explain how individuals and groups have influenced economic, political and social change in North Carolina and the United States.
8.H.3.4. Compare historical and contemporary issues to understand continuity and change in the development of North Carolina and the United States.
NC.8.C&G. Civics and Governance
8.C&G.1. Analyze how democratic ideals shaped government in North Carolina and the United States.
8.C&G.1.4. Analyze access to democratic rights and freedoms among various groups in North Carolina and the United States (e.g. enslaved people, women, wage earners, landless farmers, American Indians, African Americans and other ethnic groups).
8.C&G.2. Understand the role that citizen participation plays in societal change.
8.C&G.2.3. Explain the impact of human and civil rights issues throughout North Carolina and United States history.
NC.CC.6-8.RH. Reading Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies
Craft and Structure
6-8.RH.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.
6-8.RH.5. Describe how a text presents information (e.g., sequentially, comparatively, causally).
Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
6-8.RH.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.