Social Studies Worksheets and Study Guides Eighth Grade. Civil Rights

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Virginia Standards of Learning

VA.SS.USII. United States History: 1865 to the Present
Reshaping the Nation and the Emergence of Modern America: 1877 to the Early 1900s
USII.4. The student will apply social science skills to understand how life changed after the Civil War by:
USII.4.c. Describing racial segregation, the rise of “Jim Crow,” and other constraints faced by African Americans and other groups in the post-Reconstruction South.
The United States since World War II
USII.9. The student will apply social science skills to understand the key domestic and international issues during the second half of the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries by:
USII.9.a. Examining the impact of the Civil Rights Movement, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the changing role of women on all Americans.
VA.SS.CE. Civics and Economics
Skills
CE.1. The student will demonstrate skills for historical thinking, geographical analysis, economic decision making, and responsible citizenship by:
CE.1.b. Analyzing how political and economic trends influence public policy, using demographic information and other data sources.
VA.SS.VUS. Virginia and United States History
Skills
VUS.1. The student will demonstrate skills for historical thinking, geographical analysis, economic decision making, and responsible citizenship by:
VUS.1.a. Synthesizing evidence from artifacts and primary and secondary sources to obtain information about events in Virginia and United States history.
VUS.1.d. Constructing arguments, using evidence from multiple sources.
VUS.1.e. Comparing and contrasting historical, cultural, economic, and political perspectives in Virginia and United States history.
VUS.1.f. Explaining how indirect cause-and-effect relationships impact people, places, and events in Virginia and United States history.
VUS.1.g. Analyzing multiple connections across time and place.
VUS.1.h. Using a decision-making model to analyze and explain the incentives for and consequences of a specific choice made.
VUS.1.j. Investigating and researching to develop products orally and in writing.
Industrialization
VUS.8. The student will apply social science skills to understand how the nation grew and changed from the end of Reconstruction through the early twentieth century by:
VUS.8.d. Analyzing the impact of prejudice and discrimination, including “Jim Crow” laws, the responses of Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. DuBois, and the practice of eugenics in Virginia.
The United States since World War II
VUS.13. The student will apply social science skills to understand the social, political, and cultural movements and changes in the United States during the second half of the twentieth century by:
VUS.13.c. Explaining how the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the 1963 March on Washington, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) had an impact on all Americans.
VA.SS.GOVT. Virginia and United States Government
Skills
GOVT.1. The student will demonstrate skills for historical thinking, geographical analysis, economic decision making, and responsible citizenship by:
GOVT.1.b. Analyzing how political and economic trends influence public policy, using demographic information and other data sources.
GOVT.9. The student will apply social science skills to understand the process by which public policy is made by:
GOVT.9.a. Defining public policy and determining how to differentiate public and private action.
GOVT.9.c. Describing how the national government influences the public agenda and shapes public policy by examining examples such as the Equal Rights Amendment, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and Section 9524 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965.
GOVT.11. The student will apply social science skills to understand civil liberties and civil rights by:
GOVT.11.e. Examining how civil liberties and civil rights are protected under the law.
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