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Skills available for Illinois eighth-grade social studies standards

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SS.CV Civics

SS.G Geography

SS.EC Economics and Financial Literacy

  • Economic Decision Making

  • Exchange and Markets

  • National and Global Economy

    • Less Complex

      • S.EC.3.6-8.LC Explain why standards of living increase as productivity improves.

    • Moderately Complex

    • More Complex

      • SS.EC.3.6-8.MC Evaluate employment, unemployment, inflation, total production, income, and economic growth data and how they affect different groups.

  • Financial Literacy

    • Less Complex

      • SS.EC.FL.1.6-8.LC Analyze the relationship between skills, education, jobs, and income.

      • SS.EC.FL.2.6-8.LC Explain the roles and relationships between savers, borrowers, interest, time, and the purposes for saving.

    • Moderately Complex

      • SS.EC.FL.1.6-8.MdC Identify how people choose to buy goods and services while still maintaining a budget based on income, taxes, savings, and fixed and variable expenses.

      • SS.EC.FL.2.6-8.MdC Explain the correlation between investors, investment options (and associated risks), and income/wealth.

    • More Complex

      • SS.EC.FL.1.6-8.MC Describe the connection between credit, credit options, interest, and credit history.

      • SS.EC.FL.2.6-8.MC Analyze the relationship between financial risks and protection, insurance, and costs.

SS.H History