Washington State K–12 Learning Standards and Guidelines
WA.8.2. ECONOMICS - The student applies understanding of economic concepts and systems to analyze decision-making and the interactions between individuals, households, businesses, governments, and societies.
8.2.1. Understands that people have to make choices between wants and needs and evaluate the outcomes of those choices.
22.214.171.124. Analyzes examples of how groups and individuals have considered profit and personal values in making economic choices in the past or present.
8.2.2. Understands how economic systems function.
126.96.36.199. Analyzes how the forces of supply and demand have affected the production, distribution, and consumption of goods, services, and resources in the United States in the past or present.
8.2.3. Understands the government’s role in the economy.
188.8.131.52. Understands and analyzes the influence of the U.S. government’s taxation, creation of currency, and tariffs in the past or present.
WA.RH.6-8. Reading Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies
Craft and Structure
RH.6-8.4. Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.
RH.6-8.5. Describe how a text presents information (e.g., sequentially, comparatively, causally).
Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
RH.6-8.10. By the end of grade 8, read and comprehend history/social studies texts in the grades 6-8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.