South Dakota Content Standards
SD.K-12.H. Grade 8 History
K‐12.H.2. Students will analyze and evaluate the impact of people, events, ideas and symbols upon history using multiple sources.
8.H.2.5. Investigate ways the Civil War changed the United States government.
K‐12.H.4. Students will identify and evaluate the causes and effects of past, current and potential events, issues and problems.
8.H.4.6. Connect the fundamental liberties and rights stated in the first 15 amendments of the Constitution to current events.
8.H.4.11. Draw conclusions about the political, economic and social effects of Reconstruction in the United States.
K‐12.H.5. Students will develop historical research skills.
8.H.5.1. Generate a compelling question and supporting questions that address the impact of conflicting points of views in U.S. government.
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.4. Students will explain how different economic systems coordinate and facilitate the exchange, production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services.
8.E.4.1. Describe the economic effects of Reconstruction in the United States.
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.