8th Grade Social Studies Learning Targets
Social Studies, 8
ALT 1 - Events from 1765 to Reconstruction
(Knowledge) I can identify and describe significant events and perspectives in US history from 1765 to Reconstruction.
AST 1.1 - US History from 1765 to Reconstruction : I can demonstrate an understanding of significant events and perspectives in US history from 1765 to Reconstruction.
AST 1.2 - Economics : I can apply basic economic concepts to US history.
ALT 2 - US Government
(Knowledge) I can identify and explain the foundations, structures, and functions of US government.
AST 2.1 - Historical Foundations of Democracy : I can identify the historical foundations that influenced the development of US democracy.
AST 2.2 - 3 Branches of Gov't : I can explain the structure and function of the three branches of government and the checks and balances between each branch.
AST 2.3 - Federal, State, Local Governments : I can explain the relationship between federal, state and local governments.
AST 2.4 - Civic Responsibility : I can explain the role of civic responsibility in US democracy.
ALT 3 - Analyze Info and Conclusions
(Knowledge) I can apply my knowledge to analyze information (historical documents, data, maps, graphs, charts, models) and develop a relevant conclusion with appropriate evidence.
AST 1.1 - Analyze for Conclusion : I can accurately analyze information to reach a relevant conclusion.
AST 1.2 - Support Thinking : I can support my thinking with compelling and well-organized evidence.
AST 1.3 - Detailed Arguments : I can give detailed arguments for and against an issue.
AST 1.4 - Analyze Relationships : I can analyze relationships.