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8th Grade (SST) Social Studies
North Dakota History

SST-08.ND.04 Analyze the historical and current events and their impact on the development of North Dakota.


  • SST-08.ND.04.1 Identify the Native American groups in North Dakota before European contact and describe their culture.
  • SST-08.ND.04.2 Analyze European exploration and early settlement of North Dakota and its impact on Native American group.
  • SST-08.ND.04.3 Describe the major factors that brought settlers to North Dakota.
  • SST-08.ND.04.4 Analyze the effect of government policy, both historical and modern, toward Native American groups in North Dakota.
  • SST-08.ND.04.5 Evaluate the growth and struggles of the modernization of North Dakota and the role the state has played in modern America.
  • SST-08.ND.04.6 Use various primary and secondary resources to acquire, analyze, and evaluate information.

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