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Beaverton School District
Beaverton School District

Beaverton Schools

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(Knowledge) I can apply my knowledge to analyze information (historical documents, data, maps, graphs, charts, models) and develop a relevant conclusion with appropriate evidence.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.