Indiana Academic Standards
IN.8. United States History—Growth and Development (to 1877)
8.1. History: Students examine the relationship and significance of themes, concepts and movements in the development of United States history, including review of key ideas related to the colonization of America and the revolution and Founding Era. This will be followed by emphasis on social reform, national development and westward expansion, and the Civil War and Reconstruction period.
Historical Knowledge - National Expansion and Reform: 1801 to 1861
8.1.15. Define nationalism and understand the direction nationalism gave to domestic and foreign policy and to the development of an industrial economy during this period.
Chronological Thinking, Historical Comprehension, Analysis and Interpretation, Research, and Issues-Analysis and Decision-Making
8.1.30. Using primary and secondary sources, analyze an issue confronting the United States from colonial times through the Reconstruction period.
8.3. Geography: Students identify the major geographic characteristics of the United States and its regions. They name and locate the major physical features of the United States, as well as demonstrate a broad understanding of the states, capitals and major cities, and use geographic skills and technology to examine the influence of geographic factors on national development.
8.3.7. Using primary and secondary sources, identify ways people modified the physical environment as the United States developed and describe the impacts that resulted.
8.4. Economics: Students identify, describe and evaluate the influence of economic factors on national development from the founding of the nation to the end of Reconstruction.
8.4.4. Analyze contributions of entrepreneurs and inventors in the development of the United States economy to 1877.
8.4.5. Relate how new technology and inventions brought about changes in labor productivity in the United States in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
Literacy: History/Social Studies
LH.1: LEARNING OUTCOME FOR LITERACY IN HISTORY/SOCIAL STUDIES – Read and comprehend history/social studies texts independently and proficiently, and write effectively for a variety of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences
6-8.LH.1.1: Read and comprehend history/social studies texts within a range of complexity appropriate for grades 6-8 independently and proficiently by the end of grade 8.
LH.3: STRUCTURAL ELEMENTS AND ORGANIZATION (READING) – Build understanding of history/social studies texts, using knowledge of structural organization and author’s purpose and message
6-8.LH.3.1: Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.
6-8.LH.3.2: Describe how a text presents information (e.g., sequentially, comparatively, causally).