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SS220: American History 8

Course Description

In this course- students will explore major themes and developments that shaped American history from about 1776 to the beginning of the 20th century- such as origins- purpose- and impact of constitutions- laws- treaties- and international agreements- economic decisions affect the well-being of individuals- businesses- and society; and how cultural patterns and economic decisions influence environments and the daily lives of people in both nearby and distant places. Students will apply the Common Core reading and writing standards as well as the disciplinary tools of civics- geography- economics and history. Furthermore- students will be able to clearly define and aptly their understanding of culture and geography.

Essential Standards

  • Individually and with others, students examine the origins, purposes, and impact of constitutions, laws, treaties, and international agreements. (D2.Civ.3.6-8)
  • Individually and with others, students analyze ideas and principles contained in the founding documents of the United States, and explain how they influence the social and political system. (D2.Civ.8.6-8)
    Individually and with others, students explain how economic decisions affect the well-being of individuals, businesses, and society. (D2.Eco.1.6-8)
  • Individually and with others, students explaie how the physical and human characteristics of places and regions are connected to human identities and cultures. (D2.Geo.6.6-8)
  • Individually and with others, students explain multiple causes and effects of events and developments in the past. (D2.His.14.6-8)
  • Individually and with others, students explain how and why perspectives of people have changed over time. (D2.His.5.6-8)
  • Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources. (RH.6-8.1)
  • Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions. (RH.6-8.2)
  • 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.6-8.4)
  • Identify aspects of a text that reveal an author's point of view or purpose (e.g., loaded language, inclusion or avoidance of particular facts). (RH.6-8.6)
  • Integrate visual information (e.g., in charts, graphs, photographs, videos, or maps) with other information in print and digital texts. (RH.6-8.7)
  • Analyze the relationship between a primary and secondary source on the same topic. (RH.6-8.9)
  • Write arguments focused on discipline-specific content. (WHST.6-8.1)
  • Write informative/explanatory texts, including the narration of historical events, scientific procedures/ experiments, or technical processes. (WHST.6-8.2)