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Missouri Standards for Eighth Grade Social Studies

MO.EC.4. Economic Concepts and Principles: Knowledge of economic concepts (including productivity and the market system) and principles (including the laws of supply and demand)

EC.4.A. Knowledge of basic economic concepts, being able to explain and use them to interpret historical and current events

EC.4.A.a. Apply the following economic concepts: business cycle (expansion, recession, depression) (DOK 2; SS4 1.1)

EC.4.C. Understanding various types of taxes and their purposes

EC.4.C.a. Identify different forms of taxes, such as tariffs, sales taxes and income taxes, and their purposes (DOK 2; SS4 1.1)

EC.4.F. Interpreting the past, explaining the present and predicting the future of economic decisions

EC.4.F.a. Interpret the past, explain the present and predict future consequences of economic decisions (DOK 3; SS4 3.8)

MO.EG.5. Elements of Geographical Study and Analysis: Knowledge of major elements of geographical study and analysis (such as location, place, movement and regions) and their relationship to changes in society and the environment

EG.5.B. Understanding the concept of location to make predictions and solve problems

EG.5.B(3).a. Locate and describe geographic places, using absolute and relative location (DOK 2; SS5 1.4, 1.5, 1.10)

EG.5.C. Understanding the concept of place

EG.5.C(1).a. Analyze physical characteristics, such as climate, topography, relationship to water and ecosystems (DOK 1; SS5 1.1)

EG.5.H. Human Systems

EG.5.H.a. Compare major patterns of population distribution, demographics, and migrations in the United States and the impact of those patterns on cultures and community life (DOK 3; SS5 1.6)

EG.5.J. Using geography to interpret, explain and plan for the future

EG.5.J.a. Use geography to interpret the past, explain the present and plan for the future (DOK 3; SS5 1.6, 3.2)

MO.GS.2. Principles and Process of Governance Systems: Knowledge of principles and processes of governance systems

GS.2.C. Processes of governmental systems

GS.2.C(6).a. Give examples of how local, state and national governments impact people's lives (DOK 2; SS2 1.6)

MO.MH.3a. Missouri, United States and World History: Knowledge of continuity and change in the history of Missouri and the United States

MH.3a.C. Discovery, Exploration and Settlement of the United States

MH.3a.C.a. Evaluate the importance of the discovery, exploration and early settlement of America (DOK 3; SS3 1.6)

MH.3a.D. Perspectives on The American Revolution

MH.3a.D.a. Interpret the American Revolution, including the perspectives of patriots and loyalists and factors that explain why the American colonists were successful (DOK 3; SS3 3.6)

MH.3a.F. Westward Expansion and settlement in the US

MH.3a.F(1).a. Assess the significance of Westward Expansion including: Louisiana Purchase (DOK 3; SS3 1.6)
MH.3a.F(1).d. Assess the significance of Westward Expansion including: Texas and the Mexican War (DOK 3; SS3 1.6)
MH.3a.F(1).e. Assess the significance of Westward Expansion including: Oregon Territory (DOK 3; SS3 1.6)
MH.3a.F(1).f. Assess the significance of Westward Expansion including: California Gold Rush (DOK 3; SS3 1.6)
MH.3a.F(2).a. Analyze cultural interactions among these groups: Native American (DOK 3; SS3 1.9, 1.6)

MH.3a.H. Expansion and reform movements

MH.3a.H.a. Summarize reform movements such as: Abolitionism (DOK 2; SS3 1.8)
MH.3a.H.b. Summarize reform movements such as: Women's movement (DOK 2; SS3 1.8)
MH.3a.H.c. Summarize reform movements such as: Jacksonian Democracy (DOK 2; SS3 1.8)

MH.3a.I. Understanding the causes and consequences of the Civil War

MH.3a.I.a. Interpret political, economic and social causes and consequences of the Civil War and Reconstruction (DOK 3; SS3 1.6, 3.1)

MO.PC.1. Principles of Constitutional Democracy: Knowledge of the principles expressed in documents shaping constitutional democracy in the United States

PC.1.A. Principles of constitutional democracy in the United States

PC.1.A(1).a. Analyze important principles in the Declaration of Independence, including inalienable rights and government by consent of the governed (DOK 3; SS1 1.6, 4.2)
PC.1.A(2).a. Analyze important principles in the Constitution including: limited government (DOK 2; SS1 1.6, 4.2)
PC.1.A(2).b. Analyze important principles in the Constitution including: rule of law (DOK 2; SS1 1.6, 4.2)
PC.1.A(2).c. Analyze important principles in the Constitution including: majority rule and minority rights (DOK 2; SS1 1.6, 4.2)
PC.1.A(2).f. Analyze important principles in the Constitution including: amendment process (DOK 2; SS1 1.6, 4.2)
PC.1.A(2).h. Analyze important principles in the Constitution including: popular sovereignty (DOK 2; SS1 1.6, 4.2)
PC.1.A(2).i. Analyze important principles in the Constitution including: due process of law (see Amendments V & XIV) (DOK 2; SS1 1.6, 4.2)
PC.1.A(3).a. Apply important principles of the Bill of Rights, such as: basic rights and freedoms (for rights listed, see Amendments 1-8; for rights not listed, see Amendment 9) (DOK 2; SS1 1.1)
PC.1.A(3).b. Apply important principles of the Bill of Rights, such as: protections against the government (fair trials, rights of accused, due process of law, etc.) (DOK 2; SS1 1.1)

PC.1.B. Role of citizens and governments in carrying out constitutional principles

PC.1.B.a. Apply knowledge of responsibilities that governments and citizens need to accept in order to carry out the principles in the Bill of Rights (DOK 3; SS1 1.6, 4.2)

MO.RI.6. Relationships of Individual and Groups to Institutions and Traditions: Knowledge of relationships of the individual and groups to institutions and cultural traditions

RI.6.I. Changing ideas, concepts and traditions Identify how ideas, concepts and traditions have changed over time in the United States Describe how ideas, concepts and traditions have changed over time Analyze how ideas, concepts, and traditions have changed over time (e.g., women's role in society)

RI.6.I.a. Analyze how ideas, concepts, and traditions have changed over time (e.g., women's role in society) (DOK 3; SS6 1.9)

MO.TS.7. Tools of Social Science Inquiry: Knowledge of the use of tools of social science inquiry (such as surveys, statistics, maps and documents)

TS.7.B. Knowledge to create and use various social studies graphics and maps

TS.7.B(1).a. Use maps, graphs, statistical data, timelines, charts and diagrams to interpret, draw conclusions and make predictions (DOK 4; SS7 1.4, 3.5, 1.6)

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