SST-08.3.02

8th Grade SST Targeted Benchmarks
Standard 3: Economics

SST-08.3.02 Describe how technological advances (e.g. cotton gin, steel plow, McCormick Reaper, steamboat, steam locomotives) and industrialization impacted regions of the U.S. prior to the Civil War.

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can list the improvements made in technology prior to the Civil War and explain their role in America.
  • I can explain how the power of the steam engine led the North to becoming more industrialized than the south.

Reasoning Targets

  • I can describe how the cotton gin led to an increased reliance on the industry of slavery in the south.
  • I can compare and contrast these inventions (cotton gin, reaper, steel plow, steamboat, and steam locomotives) with modern ones and can evaluate their impact today.

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can identify on a map the regions of the United States that were the most affected by each invention in relationship to industrialization.
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Product Targets

  • I can create a timeline that lists each of the technological advances along with its inventor in sequence from earliest to most recent.
  • I can produce a media project that highlights the technological advances and their impact on the regions of the United States prior to the Civil War.

Proficiency Scale

Score   Description Sample Activity
4.0 In addition to Score 3.0, the student demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations. -
  3.5 In addition to Score 3.0 performance, the student demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding the more complex content with partial success.
3.0 “The Standard.” The student demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations. -
  2.5 The student demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and partial knowledge of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
2.0 The student demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content). -
  1.5 The student demonstrates partial knowledge of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and procedures (Score 3.0 content).
1.0 With help, the student demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content). -
  0.5 With help, the student demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) but not the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
0.0 Even with help, the student demonstrates no understanding or skill. -

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