South Dakota Content Standards
SD.K-12.H. Grade 8 History
K‐12.H.1. Students will analyze how major events are chronologically connected and evaluate their impact on one another.
8.H.1.3. Understand the changing character of American political life after 1800.
K‐12.H.5. Students will develop historical research skills.
8.H.5.2. Generate questions to analyze why individuals or groups, and their developments, are seen as historically significant.
SD.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.