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
8.3. The student will examine the formation of the American system of government following the Revolutionary War and the creation of the Constitution of the United States as the supreme law of the land.
8.3.8. Explain how the Constitution of the United States was amended to include the Bill of Rights; identify and analyze the guarantees of individual rights and liberties as expressed in each of the ten amendments.
8.3.9. Identify the structure and responsibilities of the elected and appointed officials of the three branches of government in relationship to the legislative process, including the role of Congress and the President, as well as the Supreme Court’s power of judicial review.
8.12. The student will analyze the political, social, and economic transformations during the Reconstruction Era to 1877.
8.12.2. Analyze the impact of state and federal legislation following the Civil War including:
8.12.2.B. Black Codes and Jim Crow laws
8.12.2.C. establishment of the Freedmen’s Bureau
8.12.3. Compare the emerging social structure of the South including the:
8.12.3.C. election of blacks to government positions
8.12.3.E. migration of former slaves