North Carolina Standard Course of Study
8.H.1. Apply historical thinking to understand the creation and development of North Carolina and the United States.
8.H.1.3. Use primary and secondary sources to interpret various historical perspectives.
8.H.1.4. Use historical inquiry to evaluate the validity of sources used to construct historical narratives (e.g. formulate historical questions, gather data from a variety of sources, evaluate and interpret data and support interpretations with historical evidence).
8.H.1.5. Analyze the relationship between historical context and decision-making.
8.H.3. Understand the factors that contribute to change and continuity in North Carolina and the United States.
8.H.3.3. Explain how individuals and groups have influenced economic, political and social change in North Carolina and the United States.
8.H.3.4. Compare historical and contemporary issues to understand continuity and change in the development of North Carolina and the United States.
NC.8.E. Economics and Financial Literacy
8.E.1. Understand the economic activities of North Carolina and the United States.
8.E.1.1. Explain how conflict, cooperation, and competition influenced periods of economic growth and decline (e.g. economic depressions and recessions).
NC.CC.6-8.RH. Reading Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies
Craft and Structure
6-8.RH.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.
6-8.RH.5. Describe how a text presents information (e.g., sequentially, comparatively, causally).
Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
6-8.RH.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.