FL.SS.8.A. American History
SS.8.A.1. Use research and inquiry skills to analyze American History using primary and secondary sources.
SS.8.A.1.1. Provide supporting details for an answer from text, interview for oral history, check validity of information from research/text, and identify strong vs. weak arguments.
SS.8.A.1.4. Differentiate fact from opinion, utilize appropriate historical research and fiction/nonfiction support materials.
SS.8.A.1.5. Identify, within both primary and secondary sources, the author, audience, format, and purpose of significant historical documents.
SS.8.A.1.6. Compare interpretations of key events and issues throughout American History.
SS.8.A.1.7. View historic events through the eyes of those who were there as shown in their art, writings, music, and artifacts.
SS.8.A.4. Demonstrate an understanding of the domestic and international causes, course, and consequences of westward expansion.
SS.8.A.4.1. Examine the causes, course, and consequences of United States westward expansion and its growing diplomatic assertiveness (War of 1812, Convention of 1818, Adams-Onis Treaty, Missouri Compromise, Monroe Doctrine, Trail of Tears, Texas annexation, Manifest Destiny, Oregon Territory, Mexican American War/Mexican Cession, California Gold Rush, Compromise of 1850, Kansas Nebraska Act, Gadsden Purchase).
SS.8.A.4.3. Examine the experiences and perspectives of significant individuals and groups during this era of American History.
FL.LAFS.68.RH. READING STANDARDS FOR LITERACY IN HISTORY/SOCIAL STUDIES 6–12
LAFS.68.RH.2. Craft and Structure
LAFS.68.RH.2.4. Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.
LAFS.68.RH.2.5. Describe how a text presents information (e.g., sequentially, comparatively, causally).
LAFS.68.RH.4. Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
LAFS.68.RH.4.10. By the end of grade 8, read and comprehend history/social studies texts in the grades 6–8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.