Florida Standards (NGSSS) 8th Grade Social Studies Activities
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FL.LACC.RH.68. Reading Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies
Craft and Structure
LACC.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.
LACC.68.RH.2.5. Describe how a text presents information (e.g., sequentially, comparatively, causally).
Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
LACC.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.
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 Identify, within both primary and secondary sources, the author, audience, format, and purpose of significant historical documents.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.2. Examine the causes, course, and consequences of British settlement in the American colonies.
SS.8.A.2.1. Compare the relationships among the British, French, Spanish, and Dutch in their struggle for colonization of North America.
SS.8.A.2.2. Compare the characteristics of the New England, Middle, and Southern colonies.
SS.8.A.2.4. Identify the impact of key colonial figures on the economic, political, and social development of the colonies.
SS.8.A.2.5. Discuss the impact of colonial settlement on Native American populations.
SS.8.A.2.6. Examine the causes, course, and consequences of the French and Indian War.
SS.8.A.2.7. Describe the contributions of key groups (Africans, Native Americans, women, and children) to the society and culture of colonial America.
SS.8.A.3. Demonstrate an understanding of the causes, course, and consequences of the American Revolution and the founding principles of our nation.
SS.8.A.3.1. Explain the consequences of the French and Indian War in British policies for the American colonies from 1763 - 1774.
SS.8.A.3.11. Analyze support and opposition (Federalists, Federalist Papers, AntiFederalists, Bill of Rights) to ratification of the U.S. Constitution.
SS.8.A.3.12. Examine the influences of George Washington's presidency in the formation of the new nation.
SS.8.A.3.13. Explain major domestic and international economic, military, political, and socio-cultural events of John Adams's presidency.
SS.8.A.3.14. Explain major domestic and international economic, military, political, and socio-cultural events of Thomas Jefferson's presidency.
SS.8.A.3.15. Examine this time period (1763-1815) from the perspective of historically under-represented groups (children, indentured servants, Native Americans, slaves, women, working class).
SS.8.A.3.16. Examine key events in Florida history as each impacts this era of American history.
SS.8.A.3.2. Explain American colonial reaction to British policy from 1763 - 1774.
SS.8.A.3.3. Recognize the contributions of the Founding Fathers (John Adams, Sam Adams, Benjamin Franklin, John Hancock, Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, George Mason, George Washington) during American Revolutionary efforts.
SS.8.A.3.4. Examine the contributions of influential groups to both the American and British war efforts during the American Revolutionary War and their effects on the outcome of the war.
SS.8.A.3.5. Describe the influence of individuals on social and political developments during the Revolutionary era.
SS.8.A.3.6. Examine the causes, course, and consequences of the American Revolution.
SS.8.A.3.7. Examine the structure, content, and consequences of the Declaration of Independence.
SS.8.A.3.8. Examine individuals and groups that affected political and social motivations during the American Revolution.
SS.8.A.3.9. Evaluate the structure, strengths, and weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation and its aspects that led to the Constitutional Convention.
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.4.10. Analyze the impact of technological advancements on the agricultural economy and slave labor.
SS.8.A.4.11. Examine the aspects of slave culture including plantation life, resistance efforts, and the role of the slaves' spiritual system.
SS.8.A.4.14. Examine the causes, course, and consequences of the women's suffrage movement (1848 Seneca Falls Convention, Declaration of Sentiments).
SS.8.A.4.16. Identify key ideas and influences of Jacksonian democracy.
SS.8.A.4.17. Examine key events and peoples in Florida history as each impacts this era of American history.
SS.8.A.4.2. Describe the debate surrounding the spread of slavery into western territories and Florida.
SS.8.A.4.3. Examine the experiences and perspectives of significant individuals and groups during this era of American History.
SS.8.A.4.4. Discuss the impact of westward expansion on cultural practices and migration patterns of Native American and African slave populations.
SS.8.A.4.5. Explain the causes, course, and consequences of the 19th century transportation revolution on the growth of the nation's economy.
SS.8.A.4.6. Identify technological improvements (inventions/inventors) that contributed to industrial growth.
SS.8.A.4.7. Explain the causes, course, and consequences (industrial growth, subsequent effect on children and women) of New England's textile industry.
SS.8.A.4.8. Describe the influence of individuals on social and political developments of this era in American History.
SS.8.A.5. Examine the causes, course, and consequence of the Civil War and Reconstruction including its effects on American peoples.
SS.8.A.5.1. Explain the causes, course, and consequence of the Civil War (sectionalism, slavery, states' rights, balance of power in the Senate).
SS.8.A.5.2. Analyze the role of slavery in the development of sectional conflict.
SS.8.A.5.3. Explain major domestic and international economic, military, political, and socio-cultural events of Abraham Lincoln's presidency.
SS.8.A.5.4. Identify the division (Confederate and Union States, Border states, western territories) of the United States at the outbreak of the Civil War.
SS.8.A.5.5. Compare Union and Confederate strengths and weaknesses.
SS.8.A.5.6. Compare significant Civil War battles and events and their effects on civilian populations.
SS.8.A.5.7. Examine key events and peoples in Florida history as each impacts this era of American history.
SS.8.A.5.8. Explain and evaluate the policies, practices, and consequences of Reconstruction (presidential and congressional reconstruction, Johnson's impeachment, Civil Rights Act of 1866, the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments, opposition of Southern whites to Reconstruction, accomplishments and failures of Radical Reconstruction, presidential election of 1876, end of Reconstruction, rise of Jim Crow laws, rise of Ku Klux Klan).
FL.SS.8.C. Civics and Government
SS.8.C.1. The student will evaluate the roles, rights, and responsibilities of United States citizens and determine methods of active participation in society, government, and the political system.
SS.8.C.1.3. Recognize the role of civic virtue in the lives of citizens and leaders from the colonial period through Reconstruction.
SS.8.C.1.4. Identify the evolving forms of civic and political participation from the colonial period through Reconstruction.
SS.8.C.1.5. Apply the rights and principles contained in the Constitution and Bill of Rights to the lives of citizens today.
SS.8.C.1.6. Evaluate how amendments to the Constitution have expanded voting rights from our nation's early history to present day.
SS.8.E.1. Understand the fundamental concepts relevant to the development of a market economy.
SS.8.E.1.1. Examine motivating economic factors that influenced the development of the United States economy over time including scarcity, supply and demand, opportunity costs, incentives, profits, and entrepreneurial aspects.
SS.8.E.2. Understand the fundamental concepts relevant to the institutions, structure, and functions of a national economy.
SS.8.E.2.1. Analyze contributions of entrepreneurs, inventors, and other key individuals from various gender, social, and ethnic backgrounds in the development of the United States economy.
SS.8.E.3. Understand the fundamental concepts and interrelationships of the United States economy in the international marketplace.
SS.8.E.3.1. Evaluate domestic and international interdependence.
SS.8.G.4. Understand the characteristics, distribution, and migration of human populations.
SS.8.G.4.1. Interpret population growth and other demographic data for any given place in the United States throughout its history.
SS.8.G.4.2. Use geographic terms and tools to analyze the effects throughout American history of migration to and within the United States, both on the place of origin and destination.
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