8th Grade Standards


History (US)

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SST-08.US

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 6-8 Social Studies

 United States History Domain

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Description

World history is about connections between people. Students need to understand how civilizations and cultures arose, developed, and interacted through conflict and peaceful exchange.

World history content is separated into four eras. The six standards for world history are the same for each era and are applicable to all eras of study. Benchmarks provide guidance on how to apply the standards to each era. The guiding topics column includes key topics fundamental to that era of study. It is the belief of the development committee that the guiding topics, while not required, illustrate multiple ways for students to successfully achieve the standards.


United States History Eras

  • SST-MS.US_e1 Era 1: Creation and Foundation of United States Government (1754-1814)
  • SST-MS.US_e2 Era 2: Growth and Division in the Union (1814-1877)
  • SST-MS.US_e3 Era 3: (1877-1941)

Standards

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

Calculation Method for Domains

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


SST-08.US_e1.01

BPS-s SST US History logo
8th Grade (SST) Social Studies
United States History Era 1: Creation and Foundation of United States Government (1754-1814)

SST-08.US_e1.01 Analyze primary and secondary sources with attention to reliability, impact, and purpose.


Benchmarks

  • SST-08.US_e1.01.1 Explain the social, political, and cultural causes and immediate consequences of the American Revolution.
  • SST-08.US_e1.01.2 Explain the development of early United States government.
  • SST-08.US_e1.01.3 Explain the development of United States society after the American Revolution.
  • SST-08.US_e1.01.4 Explain the importance of foreign and domestic decisions of the early United States government, its leaders, and political parties.

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.


SST-08.US_e1.01.1

  8th Grade (SST) United States History Era 1: Creation and Foundation of United States Government (1754-1814)
   Benchmark for Standard: SST-08.US_e1.01 Analyze primary and secondary sources with attention to reliability, impact, and purpose.

SST-08.US_e1.01.1 Explain the social, political, and cultural causes and immediate consequences of the American Revolution.

Guiding Topics: French-Indian War, British Parliamentary Acts, Boston Massacre, Boston Tea Party, 1st and 2nd Continental Congresses, Declaration of Independence, Treaty of Paris


Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can

Reasoning Targets

  • I can

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can

Product Targets

  • I can

Proficiency Scale

The Student can ...
1 Beginning
... with help, demonstrate 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).
  • descriptors
2 Developing
... demonstrate 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).
  • descriptors
3 Proficient
“The Standard.”
... demonstrate no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
  • descriptors
4 Advanced
... demonstrate in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.
  • descriptors

Resources

Vocabulary

  • words
  • list

Websites

  • Title of website with a URL to open in a new window

SST-08.US_e1.01.2

  8th Grade (SST) United States History Era 1: Creation and Foundation of United States Government (1754-1814)
   Benchmark for Standard: SST-08.US_e1.01 Analyze primary and secondary sources with attention to reliability, impact, and purpose.

SST-08.US_e1.01.2 Explain the development of early United States government.

Guiding Topics: Articles of Confederation, United States Constitution, Federalist Papers, Anti-Federalist viewpoint, Bill of Rights


Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can

Reasoning Targets

  • I can

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can

Product Targets

  • I can

Proficiency Scale

The Student can ...
1 Beginning
... with help, demonstrate 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).
  • descriptors
2 Developing
... demonstrate 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).
  • descriptors
3 Proficient
“The Standard.”
... demonstrate no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
  • descriptors
4 Advanced
... demonstrate in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.
  • descriptors

Resources

Vocabulary

  • words
  • list

Websites

  • Title of website with a URL to open in a new window

SST-08.US_e1.01.3

  8th Grade (SST) United States History Era 1: Creation and Foundation of United States Government (1754-1814)
   Benchmark for Standard: SST-08.US_e1.01 Analyze primary and secondary sources with attention to reliability, impact, and purpose.

SST-08.US_e1.01.3 Explain the development of United States society after the American Revolution.

Guiding Topics: Development of early political parties (Jefferson vs. Hamilton)


Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can

Reasoning Targets

  • I can

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can

Product Targets

  • I can

Proficiency Scale

The Student can ...
1 Beginning
... with help, demonstrate 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).
  • descriptors
2 Developing
... demonstrate 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).
  • descriptors
3 Proficient
“The Standard.”
... demonstrate no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
  • descriptors
4 Advanced
... demonstrate in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.
  • descriptors

Resources

Vocabulary

  • words
  • list

Websites

  • Title of website with a URL to open in a new window

SST-08.US_e1.01.4

  8th Grade (SST) United States History Era 1: Creation and Foundation of United States Government (1754-1814)
   Benchmark for Standard: SST-08.US_e1.01 Analyze primary and secondary sources with attention to reliability, impact, and purpose.

SST-08.US_e1.01.4 Explain the importance of foreign and domestic decisions of the early United States government, its leaders, and political parties.

Guiding Topics: Precedence in the presidency, Louisiana Purchase, Monroe Doctrine, pertinent Supreme Court cases and laws, treaties, emergence of third parties, Alien and Sedition Acts, War of 1812.


Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can

Reasoning Targets

  • I can

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can

Product Targets

  • I can

Proficiency Scale

The Student can ...
1 Beginning
... with help, demonstrate 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).
  • descriptors
2 Developing
... demonstrate 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).
  • descriptors
3 Proficient
“The Standard.”
... demonstrate no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
  • descriptors
4 Advanced
... demonstrate in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.
  • descriptors

Resources

Vocabulary

  • words
  • list

Websites

  • Title of website with a URL to open in a new window

SST-08.US_e1.02

BPS-s SST US History logo
8th Grade (SST) Social Studies
United States History Era 1: Creation and Foundation of United States Government (1754-1814)

SST-08.US_e1.02 Examine the impact of multiple perspectives on social, political, and cultural development.


Benchmarks

  • SST-08.US_e1.02.1 Explain the social, political, and cultural causes and immediate consequences of the American Revolution.
  • SST-08.US_e1.02.2 Explain the development of early United States government.
  • SST-08.US_e1.02.3 Explain the development of United States society after the American Revolution.
  • SST-08.US_e1.02.4 Explain the importance of foreign and domestic decisions of the early United States government, its leaders, and political parties.

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.


SST-08.US_e1.02.1

  8th Grade (SST) United States History Era 1: Creation and Foundation of United States Government (1754-1814)
   Benchmark for Standard: SST-08.US_e1.02 Examine the impact of multiple perspectives on social, political, and cultural development.

SST-08.US_e1.02.1 Explain the social, political, and cultural causes and immediate consequences of the American Revolution.

Guiding Topics: French-Indian War, British Parliamentary Acts, Boston Massacre, Boston Tea Party, 1st and 2nd Continental Congresses, Declaration of Independence, Treaty of Paris


Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can

Reasoning Targets

  • I can

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can

Product Targets

  • I can

Proficiency Scale

The Student can ...
1 Beginning
... with help, demonstrate 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).
  • descriptors
2 Developing
... demonstrate 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).
  • descriptors
3 Proficient
“The Standard.”
... demonstrate no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
  • descriptors
4 Advanced
... demonstrate in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.
  • descriptors

Resources

Vocabulary

  • words
  • list

Websites

  • Title of website with a URL to open in a new window

SST-08.US_e1.02.2

  8th Grade (SST) United States History Era 1: Creation and Foundation of United States Government (1754-1814)
   Benchmark for Standard: SST-08.US_e1.02 Examine the impact of multiple perspectives on social, political, and cultural development.

SST-08.US_e1.02.2 Explain the development of early United States government.

Guiding Topics: Articles of Confederation, United States Constitution, Federalist Papers, Anti-Federalist viewpoint, Bill of Rights


Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can

Reasoning Targets

  • I can

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can

Product Targets

  • I can

Proficiency Scale

The Student can ...
1 Beginning
... with help, demonstrate 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).
  • descriptors
2 Developing
... demonstrate 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).
  • descriptors
3 Proficient
“The Standard.”
... demonstrate no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
  • descriptors
4 Advanced
... demonstrate in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.
  • descriptors

Resources

Vocabulary

  • words
  • list

Websites

  • Title of website with a URL to open in a new window

SST-08.US_e1.02.3

  8th Grade (SST) United States History Era 1: Creation and Foundation of United States Government (1754-1814)
   Benchmark for Standard: SST-08.US_e1.02 Examine the impact of multiple perspectives on social, political, and cultural development. .

SST-08.US_e1.02.3 Explain the development of United States society after the American Revolution.

Guiding Topics: Development of early political parties (Jefferson vs. Hamilton)


Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can

Reasoning Targets

  • I can

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can

Product Targets

  • I can

Proficiency Scale

The Student can ...
1 Beginning
... with help, demonstrate 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).
  • descriptors
2 Developing
... demonstrate 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).
  • descriptors
3 Proficient
“The Standard.”
... demonstrate no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
  • descriptors
4 Advanced
... demonstrate in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.
  • descriptors

Resources

Vocabulary

  • words
  • list

Websites

  • Title of website with a URL to open in a new window


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