Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)
§113.20. Social Studies, Grade 8, Adopted 2018
§113.20.(5) History. The student understands the challenges confronted by the government and its leaders in the early years of the republic and the Age of Jackson. The student is expected to:
§113.20.(5)(E) identify the foreign policies of presidents Washington through Monroe and explain the impact of Washington's Farewell Address and the Monroe Doctrine.
§113.20.(10) Geography. The student understands the location and characteristics of places and regions of the United States, past and present. The student is expected to:
§113.20.(10)(A) locate places and regions directly related to major eras and turning points in the United States during the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries.
§113.20.(10)(B) compare places and regions of the United States in terms of physical and human characteristics.
§113.20.(11) Geography. The student understands the physical characteristics of North America and how humans adapted to and modified the environment through the mid-19th century. The student is expected to:
§113.20.(11)(A) analyze how physical characteristics of the environment influenced population distribution, settlement patterns, and economic activities in the United States.
§113.20.(22) Citizenship. The student understands the importance of effective leadership in a constitutional republic. The student is expected to:
§113.20.(22)(B) describe the contributions of significant political, social, and military leaders of the United States such as Frederick Douglass, John Paul Jones, Susan B. Anthony, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton.
§113.20.(29) Social studies skills. The student applies critical-thinking skills to organize and use information acquired through established research methodologies from a variety of valid sources, including technology. The student is expected to:
§113.20.(29)(A) differentiate between, locate, and use valid primary and secondary sources such as media and news services, biographies, interviews, and artifacts to acquire information about the United States.
§113.20.(29)(D) identify bias and points of view created by the historical context surrounding an event.
§113.20.(30) Social studies skills. The student communicates in written, oral, and visual forms. The student is expected to:
§113.20.(30)(A) use social studies terminology correctly.