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 - The Civil War and Reconstruction Period: 1850 to 1877
8.1.25. Identify the factors and individuals which influenced the outcome of the Civil War and explain the significance of each.
8.1.26. Compare and contrast the three plans for Reconstruction and evaluate the merits of each.
8.1.27. Describe causes and lasting effects of the Civil War and Reconstruction as well as the political controversies surrounding this time such as Andrew Johnson’s impeachment, the Black Codes, and the Compromise of 1877. (Government, Economics)
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.
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).