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
126.96.36.199. International political and economic institutions influence world affairs and United States foreign policy.
188.8.131.52.1. Explain why governments belong to different types of economic alliances and international and regional organizations.
MN.6.12. Reading Benchmarks: Literacy in History/Social Studies 6-12
Craft and Structure
184.108.40.206. Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.
220.127.116.11. Describe how a text presents information (e.g., sequentially, comparatively, causally).
Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
18.104.22.168. By the end of grade 8, read and comprehend history/social studies texts in the grades 6-8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.