North Dakota Standards 8th Grade Social Studies Activities
Printable Eighth Grade Social Studies Worksheets and Study Guides.
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ND.2. Important Historical Events: Students understand important historical events.
8.2.1. History: Dawn of a New Nation through Imperialism: Analyze the transformation of the nation (e.g., Imperialism, industrialization, immigration, political/social reformers, urbanization, mechanization of agriculture, changing business environment)
8.2.10. History: Dawn of a New Nation through Imperialism: Analyze the rationale for western expansion and how it affected minorities (e.g. reservations, Indian Removal Act, treaties, Chinese Exclusion Act, Dawes Act, Manifest Destiny, Homestead Act)
8.2.3. History: Dawn of a New Nation through Imperialism: Explain how political leaders (e.g., Andrew Jackson, William Henry Harrison, Martin Van Buren, John Tyler) dictated national policy (e.g., States' rights, closure of National Bank, Indian Removal Act)
8.2.4. History: Dawn of a New Nation through Imperialism: Explain how the concept of Manifest Destiny impacted national policy (e.g., War with Mexico, Gadsden Purchase, imperialism, Gold Rush, foreign policy)
8.2.5. History: Dawn of a New Nation through Imperialism: Explain how reform efforts led to major changes in society (e.g., abolitionists, women's movement, temperance, education)
8.2.6. History: Dawn of a New Nation through Imperialism: Explain the causes (e.g., states' rights, slavery, differences in Northern and Southern economies) of the Civil War
8.2.7. History: Dawn of a New Nation through Imperialism: Explain the course and consequences of the Civil War (e.g., contributions of key individuals, key battles, The Emancipation Proclamation)
8.2.8. History: Dawn of a New Nation through Imperialism: Trace the social, economic, political, and cultural factors of Reconstruction (e.g., Jim Crow Laws, election of 1876, black codes, rise of Ku Klux Klan)
ND.3. Economic Concepts: Students understand economic concepts and the characteristics of various economic systems.
8.3.2. Early United States Economy: Describe how technological advances (e.g., cotton gin, steel plow, McCormick reaper, steamboat, steam locomotives) and industrialization impacted regions of the United States prior to the Civil War.
ND.4. Government and Citizenship: Students understand the development, functions, and forms of various political systems and the role of the citizen in government and society.
8.4.2. Government Systems: Explain factors (e.g., lack of economic power, lack of central government, no court systems) that contributed to the demise of the Articles of Confederation and explain how they led to the creation of the US Constitution.
8.4.3. Government Systems: Explain how the United States Constitution and Amendments influence society (e.g., voting rights, equal protection, due process)
8.4.4. Government Systems: Explain the political party process at the local, state, and national level (e.g., the structure and functions of political parties, electoral college, how campaigns are run and who participates in them, the role of the media in the election process, various kinds of elections)
ND.5. Concepts of Geography: Students understand and apply concepts of geography.
8.5.2. Human Geography: Describe the characteristics, distribution, and effects of human migration within the United States during different time periods (e.g., Westward Expansion, post Civil War, Industrialization, urbanization)
8.5.3. Human Geography: Compare human characteristics (e.g., population distribution, land use) of places and regions (i.e. North Dakota)
ND.6. Human Development and Behavior: Students understand the importance of culture, individual identity, and group identity.
8.6.1. Culture: Explain ways technology contributes to the spread of ideas, values, and behavioral patterns between societies and regions (e.g., how transportation and communication technologies contribute to the diffusion of culture)
8.6.2. Culture: Explain how culture influences gender roles, ethics, and beliefs
ND.CC.6-8.RH. Reading Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies
Craft and Structure
6-8.RH.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.
6-8.RH.5. Describe how a text presents information (e.g., sequentially, comparatively, causally).
Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
6-8.RH.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.
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