Kentucky Learning Standards for Social Studies — Grade 8

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Students understand the democratic principles of justice, equality, responsibility, and freedom and apply them to real-life situations.


Students can accurately describe various forms of government and analyze issues that relate to the rights and responsibilities of citizens in a democracy.


Students observe, analyze, and interpret human behaviors, social groupings, and institutions to better understand people and the relationships among individuals and among groups.


Students interact effectively and work cooperatively with the many diverse ethnic and cultural groups of our nation and world.


Students understand economic principles and are able to make economic decisions that have consequences in daily living


Students recognize and understand the relationship between people and geography and apply their knowledge in real-life situations.


Students understand, analyze, and interpret historical events, conditions, trends, and issues to develop historical perspective.