Oklahoma Academic Standards
Social Studies Practices PK-12
4 Read Critically and Interpret Informational Sources – Students will engage in critical, active reading of grade-level appropriate primary and secondary sources related to key social studies concepts, including frequent analysis and interpretation of informational sources.
4.A. Students will comprehend, evaluate, and synthesize textual sources to acquire and refine knowledge in the social studies.
4.B. Students will apply critical reading and thinking skills to interpret, evaluate, and respond to a variety of complex texts from historical, ethnic, and global perspectives.
8th Grade Content Standards
8.9. The student will analyze the social and economic transformations of the early nineteenth century.
8.9.1. Explain the impact of the Industrial Revolution in the North including the concentration of population, manufacturing, and transportation.
8.12. The student will analyze the political, social, and economic transformations during the Reconstruction Era to 1877.
8.12.5. Evaluate the impact of federal policies including:
8.12.5.D. the development of the Transcontinental Railroad