South Dakota Content Standards
SD.K-12.H. Grade 8 History
K‐12.H.5. Students will develop historical research skills.
8.H.5.2. Generate questions to analyze why individuals or groups, and their developments, are seen as historically significant.
SD.K-12.C. Grade 8 Civics/Government
K‐12.C.1. Students will explain, compare and contrast, and analyze the historical principles and philosophical purposes and various forms of governments.
8.C.1.2. Explain how government decisions impact people, places, and history.
K‐12.C.6. Students will describe the elements of how U.S. foreign policy is made and understand the challenges and influences of the United States government.
8.C.6.1. Identify the impact of foreign policy decisions throughout U.S. history.
SD.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.