Pennsylvania Academic Standards for History — Grade 8


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8.1.8.A.

Compare and contrast events over time and how continuity and change over time influenced those events.

8.1.8.B.

Compare and contrast a historical event, using multiple points of view from primary and secondary sources.

8.1.8.C.

Produce an organized product on an assigned historical topic that presents and reflects on a thesis statement and appropriate primary and secondary sources. (Reference RWSL Standard 1.8.8 Research)

8.2.8.A.

Compare and contrast the social, political, cultural, and economic contributions of specific individuals and groups from Pennsylvania.

8.2.8.B.

Compare and contrast the importance of significant historical documents, artifacts, and places critical to Pennsylvania history.

8.2.8.C.

Compare and contrast the ways continuity and change have impacted Pennsylvania history. Belief systems and religions Commerce and industry Technology Politics and government Physical and human geography Social organizations

8.2.8.D.

Compare and contrast examples of how conflict and cooperation among groups and organizations impacted the history and development of Pennsylvania. Ethnicity and race Working conditions Immigration Military conflict Economic stability

8.3.8.A.

Examine the role groups and individuals played in the social, political, cultural, and economic development of the United States.

8.3.8.B.

Evaluate the importance of historical documents, artifacts and places critical to United States history

8.3.8.C.

Summarize how continuity and change have impacted U.S. history. Belief systems and religions Commerce and industry Technology Politics and government Physical and human geography Social organizations

8.3.8.D.

Examine how conflict and cooperation among groups and organizations have impacted the growth and development of the U.S. Ethnicity and race Working conditions Immigration Military conflict Economic stability

8.4.8.A.

Compare the role groups and individuals played in the social, political, cultural, and economic development throughout world history.

8.4.8.B.

Illustrate how historical documents, artifacts, and sites are critical to world history.

8.4.8.C.

Illustrate how continuity and change have impacted world history. Belief systems and religions Commerce and industry Technology Politics and government Physical and human geography Social organizations

8.4.8.D.

Compare conflict and cooperation among groups and organizations which have impacted the history and development of the world.