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8th Grade (SST) Social Studies
Economics Standard

SST-08.E.04 Analyze the various institutions that drive and support the market economy.


  • SST-08.E.04.1 Explain the role of businesses and financial institutions in a market economy.
  • SST-08.E.04.2 Evaluate the role of government in a market economy.
  • SST-08.E.04.3 Explain the functions and role of money.

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