Wisconsin Standards 8th Grade Social Studies Activities
Printable Eighth Grade Social Studies Worksheets and Study Guides.
American Symbols & HolidaysLabor Day Important People & Events Kindergarten Social Studies Living Things First Grade Social Studies Being a Good Citizen Kindergarten Social Studies Being a Good Citizen Kindergarten Social Studies Being a Good Citizen Kindergarten Social Studies Past or Present First Grade Social Studies
WI.A. Geography: People, Places and Environments: Students in Wisconsin will learn about geography through the study of the relationships among people, places, and environments.
A.8.1. Use a variety of geographic representations, such as political, physical, and topographic maps, a globe, aerial photographs, and satellite images, to gather and compare information about a place.
A.8.11. Give examples of the causes and consequences of current global issues, such as the expansion of global markets, the urbanization of the developing world, the consumption of natural resources, and the extinction of species, and suggest possible responses by various individuals, groups, and nations.
A.8.2. Construct mental maps of selected locales, regions, states, and countries and draw maps from memory, representing relative location, direction, size, and shape.
A.8.3. Use an atlas to estimate distance, calculate scale, identify dominant patterns of climate and land use, and compute population density.
A.8.5. Identify and compare the natural resource bases of different states and regions in the United States and elsewhere in the world, using a statistical atlas, aerial photographs, satellite images, and computer databases.
A.8.6. Describe and distinguish between the environmental effects on the earth of short-term physical changes, such as those caused by floods, droughts, and snowstorms, and long-term physical changes, such as those caused by plate tectonics, erosion, and glaciation.
A.8.9. Describe how buildings and their decoration reflect cultural values and ideas, providing examples such as cave paintings, pyramids, sacred cities, castles, and cathedrals.
WI.B. History: Time, Continuity, and Change: Students in Wisconsin will learn about the history of Wisconsin, the United States, and the world, examining change and continuity over time in order to develop historical perspective, explain historical relationships, and analyze issues that affect the present and the future.
B.8.10. Analyze examples of conflict, cooperation, and interdependence among groups, societies, or nations.
B.8.11. Summarize major issues associated with the history, culture, tribal sovereignty, and current status of the American Indian tribes and bands in Wisconsin.
B.8.12. Describe how history can be organized and analyzed using various criteria to group people and events chronologically, geographically, thematically, topically, and by issues.
B.8.2. Employ cause-and-effect arguments to demonstrate how significant events have influenced the past and the present in United States and world history.
B.8.3. Describe the relationships between and among significant events, such as the causes and consequences of wars in United States and world history.
B.8.6. Analyze important political values such as freedom, democracy, equality, and justice embodied in documents such as the Declaration of Independence, the United States Constitution, and the Bill of Rights.
B.8.7. Identify significant events and people in the major eras of United States and world history.
B.8.8. Identify major scientific discoveries and technological innovations and describe their social and economic effects on society.
WI.C. Political Science and Citizenship: Power, Authority, Governance, and Responsibility: Students in Wisconsin will learn about political science and acquire the knowledge of political systems necessary for developing individual civic responsibility by studying the history and contemporary uses of power, authority, and governance.
C.8.2. Identify, cite, and discuss important political documents, such as the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and landmark decisions of the Supreme Court, and explain their function in the American political system.
C.8.5. Explain how the federal system and the separation of powers in the Constitution work to sustain both majority rule and minority rights.
C.8.6. Explain the role of political parties and interest groups in American politics.
C.8.8. Identify ways in which advocates participate in public policy debates.
WI.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.
WI.D. Economics: Production, Distribution, Exchange, Consumption: Students in Wisconsin will learn about production, distribution, exchange, and consumption so that they can make informed economic decisions.
D.8.1. Describe and explain how money makes it easier to trade, borrow, save, invest, and compare the value of goods and services.
D.8.10. Identify the economic roles of institutions such as corporations and businesses, banks, labor unions, and the Federal Reserve System.
D.8.11. Describe how personal decisions can have a global impact on issues such as trade agreements, recycling, and conserving the environment.
D.8.2. Identify and explain basic economic concepts: supply, demand, production, exchange, and consumption; labor, wages, and capital; inflation and deflation; market economy and command economy; public and private goods and services.
D.8.6. Identify and explain various points of view concerning economic issues, such as taxation, unemployment, inflation, the national debt, and distribution of income.
D.8.7. Identify the location of concentrations of selected natural resources and describe how their acquisition and distribution generates trade and shapes economic patterns.
D.8.8. Explain how and why people who start new businesses take risks to provide goods and services, considering profits as an incentive.
WI.E. The Behavioral Sciences: Individuals, Institutions, and Society: Students in Wisconsin will learn about the behavioral sciences by exploring concepts from the discipline of sociology, the study of the interactions among individuals, groups, and institutions; the discipline of psychology, the study of factors that influence individual identity and learning; and the discipline of anthropology, the study of cultures in various times and settings.
E.8.4. Describe and explain the means by which individuals, groups, and institutions may contribute to social continuity and change within a community.
E.8.6. Describe and explain the influence of status, ethnic origin, race, gender, and age on the interactions of individuals.
E.8.7. Identify and explain examples of bias, prejudice, and stereotyping, and how they contribute to conflict in a society.
E.8.9. Give examples of the cultural contributions of racial and ethnic groups in Wisconsin, the United States, and the world.
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