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8th Grade (SST) Social Studies
United States History

SST-08.US_a Anchor Standards

Anchor Standards

  • SST-08.US_a.01 Analyze primary and secondary sources with attention to reliability, impact, and purpose.
  • SST-08.US_a.02 Examine the impact of multiple perspectives on social, political, and cultural development.
  • SST-08.US_a.03 Explain the relationship of events focusing on the link(s) between cause and effect.
  • SST-08.US_a.04 Compare how historical elements change over time.
  • SST-08.US_a.05 Analyze the significant contributions of people and policy, and the influence on an era.
  • SST-08.US_a.06 Connect the past to the present using current events.

Guiding Practice

The guiding topics for each benchmark includes various subject matter that can be used to help students reach the standard.

Calculation Method for Standards

Standards are larger groups of related benchmarks. So the Standard is a calculation of all the related benchmarks. So click on the benchmark identifier below each Standards to access the learning targets and proficiency scales for each standard.

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