Connecticut Core Standards
CT.SS.8. UNITED STATES HISTORY
8.2. DIMENSION 2: APPLYING DISCIPLINARY CONCEPTS AND TOOLS - Adapted In Grade 8, the focus is on the disciplinary concepts and skills students need to understand and apply as they study U.S. History. These disciplinary ideas are the lenses students use in their inquiries, and the consistent and coherent application of these lenses in Grade 8 should lead to deep and enduring understanding. (C3, p. 29) The focus of the eighth-grade course is on the discipline of history. History is supported through an interdisciplinary approach that includes civics, economics, and geography.
Exchange and Markets
ECO 8.3. Analyze the role of innovation and entrepreneurship in a market economy.
GEO 8.4. Explain how the relationship between the environmental characteristics of places and production of goods influences the spatial patterns of world trade.