Georgia Standards of Excellence
GA.SS.8. Eighth Grade - Georgia Studies
SS8H. Historical Understandings
SS8H4. Explain significant factors that affected westward expansion in Georgia between 1789 and 1840.
SS8H4.c. Explain how technological developments, including the cotton gin and railroads, had an impact on Georgia’s growth.
GA.IPS.8. Information Processing Skills
IPS.5. Identify main idea, detail, sequence of events, and cause and effect in a social studies context
IPS.11. Draw conclusions and make generalizations
GA.6-8.RHSS. READING STANDARDS FOR LITERACY IN HISTORY/SOCIAL STUDIES (RHSS) GRADES 6-8
Craft and Structure
L6-8RHSS4. Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.
L6-8RHSS5. Describe how a text presents information (e.g., sequentially, comparatively, causally).
Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
L6-8RHSS10. By the end of grade 8, read and comprehend history/social studies texts in the grades 6–8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.