Louisiana Social Studies Standards — Grade 8


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8.1.1

Produce clear and coherent writing for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences by: Conducting historical research Evaluating a broad variety of primary and secondary sources Determining the meaning of words and phrases from historical texts Recognizing varied points of view within historical context

8.1.2

Construct and interpret a timeline of key events in Louisiana history and describe how they connect to United States and world events

8.10.1

Analyze how scarcity of resources affects the choices of individuals and communities

8.10.2

Explain choice/trade-offs, cost/benefits, and opportunity costs related to making personal economic decisions

8.10.3

Describe historical factors influencing the economic growth, interdependence, and development of Louisiana

8.10.4

Explain the impact of inflation and unemployment on different groups

8.10.5

Use a variety of resources to research and present findings about education and training for jobs and careers

8.2.1

Describe the contributions of explorers and early settlement groups to the development of Louisiana

8.2.10

Predict ways in which Louisiana will continue to grow toward economic, cultural, and political diversity in the 21st century

8.2.2

Explain the importance of the Mississippi River as it relates to historical events throughout Louisianas history

8.2.3

Analyze push-pull factors for migration/settlement patterns of Louisianas inhabitants from French colonization to statehood in 1812

8.2.4

Explain how differences and similarities among ethnic groups in colonial Louisiana contributed to cooperation and conflict

8.2.5

Analyze causes and effects of major events and evaluate their impact on the growth and development of Louisiana

8.2.6

Identify and describe economic, social, and political characteristics of Louisiana during the Antebellum/plantation economy, the Civil War, and the Reconstruction eras

8.2.7

Explain major social, political, and economic changes that affected Louisiana during the Progressive, Great Depression, and Huey Long eras

8.2.8

Investigate and describe the impact of World War II on Louisianas social, political, and economic systems

8.2.9

Describe the Civil Rights movement in Louisiana and analyze how it changed the course of Louisianas history

8.3.1

Locate and describe the physical and political features of Louisiana

8.3.2

Use maps, charts, and diagrams to ask and answer questions about Louisianas geographic features

8.3.3

Apply knowledge of geography skills and terms to: create maps and diagrams plot latitude and longitudinal coordinates read and interpret a map use a map to compare Louisianas time zone in relation to time zones around the world

8.4.1

Analyze how the physical features and natural resources of Louisiana affected the migration patterns of cultural groups

8.4.2

Describe the causes and effects of cultural diffusion and its impact on diversity in early Louisiana

8.4.3

Explain ways in which inventions and technological advances have affected Louisianas culture

8.5.1

Describe how natural phenomena impact the physical environment of Louisiana

8.5.2

Analyze and predict consequences of environment modifications on Louisiana and its inhabitants

8.6.1

Compare the foundation, function, and powers of the Louisiana and United States Constitutions

8.6.2

Compare and contrast the preambles of the Louisiana and United States Constitutions

8.6.3

Describe the role of various forms of local government in Louisiana

8.7.1

Explain how the United States and world foreign policy have affected Louisiana

8.7.2

Evaluate the role and importance of Louisiana ports and products in the international economy

8.8.1

Describe ways in which citizens can organize, monitor, or influence government and politics at the local, state, and national levels

8.8.2

Explain the importance of being an informed citizen on public issues, recognizing propaganda, and knowing the voting issues

8.9.1

Analyze the role of specialization in Louisianas economy

8.9.2

Apply the laws of supply and demand to demonstrate the effects on Louisiana products and resources

8.9.3

Analyze and explain factors affecting the production and allocation of goods and services in Louisiana, the United States, and the world