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Skills available for North Carolina eighth-grade social studies standards

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Geography and Environmental Literacy

Economics and Financial Literacy

  • NCES.8.EC.1 Understand the economic activities of North Carolina and the United States.

    • NCES.8.EC.1.1 Explain how conflict, cooperation, and competition influenced periods of economic growth and decline (e.g. economic depressions and recessions).

    • NCES.8.EC.1.2 Use economic indicators (e.g. GDP, inflation and unemployment) to evaluate the growth and stability of the economy of North Carolina and the United States.

    • NCES.8.EC.1.3 Explain how quality of life is impacted by personal financial choices (e.g. credit, savings, investing, borrowing and giving).

Civics and Governance