Pennsylvania Core and Academic Standards
PA.5.8. Civics and Government
5.1.8. Principles and Documents of Government
Principles and Ideals that Shape Government
5.1.8.C. Analyze the principles and ideas that shaped local, Pennsylvania, and national governments.
5.3.8. How Government Works
Leadership and Political Elections
5.3.8.D. Identify leadership positions and the role of political party affiliation at the local, state, and national levels.
8.3.8. United States History
Contributions of Individuals and Groups (US History)
8.3.8.A. Examine the role groups and individuals played in the social, political, cultural, and economic development of the United States.
PA.CC.8.5.6-8. Reading Informational Text: Students read, understand, and respond to informational text – with emphasis on comprehension, making connections among ideas and between texts with focus on textual evidence.
Craft and Structure
CC.8.5.6-8.D. Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.
CC.8.5.6-8.E. Describe how a text presents information (e.g., sequentially, comparatively, causally).
Range and Level of Complex Texts
CC.8.5.6-8.J. By the end of grade 8, read and comprehend history/social studies texts in the grades 6–8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.