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Skills available for Connecticut eighth-grade social studies standards

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  • Economic Decision-Making

  • Exchange and Markets

    • ECO 8.2 Describe the role of competition in the determination of prices and wages in a market economy.

    • ECO 8.3 Analyze the role of innovation and entrepreneurship in a market economy.

  • The National Economy

    • ECO 8.4 Explain how inflation, deflation, and unemployment affect different groups.

    • ECO 8.5 Explain why standards of living increase as productivity improves.

  • The Global Economy


  • Geographic Representations: Spatial Views of the World

    • GEO 8.1 Construct maps to represent and explain the spatial patterns of cultural and environmental characteristics.

  • Human-Environment Interaction: Places, Regions, and Culture

  • Human Population: Spatial Patterns and Movement

  • Global Interconnections

    • GEO 8.4 Explain how the relationship between the environmental characteristics of places and production of goods influences the spatial patterns of world trade.