Delaware Standards and Instruction
C.1: Students will examine the structure and purposes of governments with specific emphasis on constitutional democracy [Government].
C.1.6-8a: Students will understand that governments have the power to make and enforce laws and regulations, levy taxes, conduct foreign policy, and make war. (Essential for Grade 6)
E.2: Students will examine the interaction of individuals, families, communities, businesses, and governments in a market economy [Macroeconomics].
E.2.6-8a: Students will analyze the role of money and banking in the economy, and the ways in which government taxes and spending affect the functioning of market economies. (Essential for Grade 8)
E.4: Students will examine the patterns and results of international trade [International trade].
E.4.6-8a: Students will examine how nations with different economic systems specialize and become interdependent through trade and how government policies allow either free or restricted trade. (Essential for Grade 7)
DE.CC6-8RH/SS. Reading Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies
Craft and Structure
CC6-8RH/SS4. Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.
CC6-8RH/SS5. Describe how a text presents information (e.g., sequentially, comparatively, causally).
Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
CC6-8RH/SS10. By the end of grade 8, read and comprehend history/social studies texts in the grades 6-8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.