South Dakota Content Standards
SD.K-12.H. Grade 8 History
K‐12.H.4. Students will identify and evaluate the causes and effects of past, current and potential events, issues and problems.
8.H.4.9. Assess the impact of significant inventors, technology and industrialization on mid‐1800s America.
K‐12.H.5. Students will develop historical research skills.
8.H.5.2. Generate questions to analyze why individuals or groups, and their developments, are seen as historically significant.
SD.K-12.E. Grade 8 Economics
K‐12.E.3. Students will analyze the ways government can impact the market.
8.E.3.1. Describe the impact of technology and industrialization on mid‐1800s America.
SD.RH.6-8. Reading Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies
Craft and Structure
RH.6-8.4. Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.
RH.6-8.5. Describe how a text presents information (e.g., sequentially, comparatively, causally).
Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
RH.6-8.10. By the end of grade 8, read and comprehend history/social studies texts in the grades 6-8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.