The unit supports the common NHPS 8th Grade Performance standards requiring students to “explain causes and effects of various events”, “demonstrate understanding through written, verbal…formats”, and “formulate questions and hypotheses from multiple perspectives using multiple sources.” In addition, students will develop critical thinking skills especially in the analysis of cause and effect and the interpretation of primary sources.
New Haven Social Studies Curriculum Standards (Grade 8)
Content Standard 1.0
Read, view and listen to multiple sources that reflect the diversity of culture.
Compare and contrast the beliefs, ideas, and customs of the old and new worlds
Content Standard 2.0
Read, view and listen to multiple sources concerning civics and government. Investigate the goals and struggles of minority groups in America
Content Standard 3.0
Analyze the geographic landscape of the United States before and after the development of the Constitution.
Content Standard 4.0
Identify the impact of technology of the time that helped navigation and exploration. Analyze the impact of technological inventions on the growth of cities
Content Standard 5.0
Analyze the political, social, and cultural progress from 1865 to 1915 Read, view and listen to multiple sources concerning history