Minnesota Academic Standards
MN.8. Grade 8: Global Studies
8.1. Citizenship and Government
8.1.5. Relationships of the United States to other nations and organizations
22.214.171.124. International political and economic institutions influence world affairs and United States foreign policy.
126.96.36.199.1. Explain why governments belong to different types of economic alliances and international and regional organizations.
8.4.3. World History
188.8.131.52. Post- World War II political reorganization produced the Cold War balance of power and new alliances that were based on competing economic and political doctrines. (The World After World War II: 1950-1989)
184.108.40.206.1. Analyze connections between revolutions, independence movements and social transformations during the Cold War era. (The World After World War II: 1950-1989)
220.127.116.11.2. Explain the major differences in the political and economic ideologies and values of the Western democracies and the Soviet bloc. (The World After World War II: 1950-1989)
MN.6.12. Reading Benchmarks: Literacy in History/Social Studies 6-12
Key Ideas and Details
18.104.22.168. a text's description of a process related to history/social studies (e.g., how a bill becomes law, how interest rates are raised or lowered, how individuals become noteworthy, how ideas develop, how geography influences history).
Craft and Structure
22.214.171.124. Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.
126.96.36.199. Describe how a text presents information (e.g., sequentially, comparatively, causally).
Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
188.8.131.52. By the end of grade 8, read and comprehend history/social studies texts in the grades 6-8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.