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Colorado Standards for Eighth Grade Social Studies

CO.1. History

1.1. Formulate appropriate hypotheses about United States history based on a variety of historical sources and perspectives. Students can:

1.1.a. Use and interpret documents and other relevant primary and secondary sources pertaining to United States history from multiple perspectives
1.1.b. Analyze evidence from multiple sources including those with conflicting accounts about specific events in United States history

1.2. The historical eras, individuals, groups, ideas and themes from the origins of the American Revolution through Reconstruction and their relationships with one another. Students can:

1.2.a. Determine and explain the historical context of key people and events from the origins of the American Revolution through Reconstruction including the examination of different perspectives
1.2.b. Evaluate continuity and change over the course of United States history by examining various eras and determining major sources of conflict and compromise
1.2.c. Examine factors that motivated the military and economic expansion from the American Revolution through Reconstruction
1.2.d. Evaluate the impact of different factors - on topics to include but not limited to gender, age, ethnicity and class- on groups and individuals in this time period and the impact of these groups and individuals on the events of the time period
1.2.e. Analyze causes and effects of major conflicts from the origins of the American Revolution through Reconstruction
1.2.f. Analyze ideas that are critical to the understanding of American history and give examples of the ideals involved in major events and movements. Topics to include but not limited to representative democracy, federalism, capitalism, abolition, temperance, nativism, and expansionism

CO.2. Geography

2.1. Use geographic tools to analyze patterns in human and physical systems. Students can:

2.1.c. Recognize the patterns and networks of economic interdependence

2.2. Conflict and cooperation occur over space and resources. Students can:

2.2.a. Analyze how economic, political, cultural, and social processes interact to shape patterns of human population, interdependence, cooperation and conflict
2.2.c. Interpret from a geographic perspective the expansion of the United States by addressing issues of land, security, and sovereignty

CO.3. Economics

3.2. Manage personal credit and debt(PFL). Students can:

3.2.a. Identify and differentiate between purposes and reasons for debt
3.2.b. Analyze benefits and costs of credit and debt
3.2.d. Describe the components of a credit history

CO.4. Civics

4.1. Analyze elements of continuity and change in the United States government and the role of citizens over time. Students can:

4.1.a. Describe instances in which major political, social, economic, or cultural changes occurred and the reasons for the changes
4.1.c. Describe examples of citizens and groups who have influenced change in United States government and politics
4.1.d. Evaluate the result of various strategies for political change over time
4.1.e. Analyze primary sources supporting democratic freedoms and the founding of our government. Topics to include but not limited to the Declaration of Independence, Constitution, Bill of Rights and explain how they provide for both continuity and change

4.2. The place of law in a constitutional system. Students can:

4.2.d. Explain the role and importance of the Constitution

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