Social Studies Worksheets and Study Guides Eighth Grade. The Cold War

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Arizona's College and Career Ready Standards

AZ.SS08-S1. American History
SS08-S1C1. Research Skills for History: Historical research is a process in which students examine topics or questions related to historical studies and/or current issues. By using primary and secondary sources effectively students obtain accurate and relevant information.
SS08-S1C1-04. Formulate questions that can be answered by historical study and research.
SS08-S1C1-05. Describe the difference between a primary source document and a secondary source document and the relationships between them.
SS08-S1C1-06. Determine the credibility and bias of primary and secondary sources
SS08-S1C1-07. Analyze cause and effect relationships between and among individuals and/or historical events.
SS08-S1C1-08. Analyze two points of view on the same historical event.
SS08-S1C9. Postwar United States 1945 - 1970s: Postwar tensions led to social change in the U.S. and to a heightened focus on foreign policy.
SS08-S1C9-01. Describe the following origins of the Cold War: a) Western fear of communist expansion; b) Soviet fear of capitalist influences; c) development of nuclear weapons; e) Truman Doctrine.
SS08-S1C9-02. Describe the impact of the Cold War on the United States: a) McCarthyism; b) arms race; c) space race; d) Cuban Missile Crisis; e) creation of the CIA.
AZ.SS08-S2. World History
SS08-S2C1. Research Skills for History: Historical research is a process in which students examine topics or questions related to historical studies and/or current issues.
SS08-S2C1-04. Formulate questions that can be answered by historical study and research.
SS08-S2C1-07. Analyze cause and effect relationships between and among individuals and/or historical events.
SS08-S2C1-08. Analyze two points of view on the same historical event.
SS08-S2C8. World at War: Global events, economic issues and political ideologies ignited tensions leading to worldwide military conflagrations and diplomatic confrontations in a context of development and change.
SS08-S2C8-06. Summarize each of the following outcomes of World War II: a) redrawing of political boundaries in Europe; b) tensions leading to Cold War; c) formation of the United Nations; d) beginning of atomic age; e) rebuilding of Japan.
SS08-S2C8-07. Compare the rebuilding of Japan with the rebuilding of Germany following World War II.
SS08-S2C8-08. Describe the following events resulting from World War II: a) Nuremburg Trial; b) Marshall Plan; c) NATO /Warsaw Pact; d) creation of United Nations; e) creation of Israel.
SS08-S2C8-09. Describe the spread of Communism after World War II: a) China - Mao Tse-tung and Chinese Revolution; b) Korea - 38th parallel and division of country; c) Cuba - Fidel Castro and Cuban Missile Crisis; d) Vietnam - Ho Chi Minh.
SS08-S2C8-10. Describe the impact of the Cold War (i.e., creation of the Iron Curtain, arms race, space race) that led to global competition.
AZ.SS08-S3. Civics/Government
SS08-S3C5. Government Systems of the World: Different governmental systems exist throughout the world. The United States influences and is influenced by global interactions.
SS08-S3C5-01. Compare the different world governments and ideologies: a) dictatorship; b) totalitarian (fascist, Nazis); c) democracy; d) Socialism; e) Communism.
SS08-S3C5-02. Explain U.S. and world foreign policies leading to the Cold War: a) Truman Doctrine; b) NATO; c) Warsaw Pact; d) Marshall Plan.
SS08-S3C5-03. Identify U.S. and world foreign policies (e.g., economic sanctions, arms reduction agreements) resulting from the Cold War.
AZ.SS08-S4. Geography
SS08-S4C2. Places and Regions: Places and regions have distinct physical and cultural characteristics.
SS08-S4C2-02. Explain the factors that contribute to political and social change in various world regions (e.g., USSR/Russia, Israel, European Union, China, Korea, Germany).
SS08-S4C2-03. Examine relationships and interactions (e.g., Middle East Conflicts, NATO, European Union) among regions.
AZ.SS08-S5. Economics
SS08-S5C2. Microeconomics: Microeconomics examines the costs and benefits of economic choices relating to individuals, markets and industries, and governmental policies.
SS08-S5C2-03. Explain the impact of government investment in physical capital (e.g., NASA, transportation).
AZ.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.
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