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Skills available for North Dakota eighth-grade social studies standards

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1 Students apply Social Studies skills and resources.

  • 8.1.1 Interpret current North Dakota thematic maps (e.g., soils, climate, vegetation, water, climate) to identify where people live and work, and how land is used

  • 8.1.2 Use various primary and secondary resources (e.g., historical maps, diaries, speeches, pictures, charts, graphs, diagrams, time lines specific to North Dakota) to analyze, and interpret information.

2 Students understand important historical events.

3 Students understand economic concepts and the characteristics of various economic systems.

4 Students understand the development, functions, and form of various political systems and the role of the citizen in government and society.

5 Students understand and apply concepts of geography.

  • 8.5.1 Describe the location and characteristics of the three regions of North Dakota including the Red River Valley, the Drift Prairie, and the Missouri Plateau

  • 8.5.2 Describe the characteristics, distribution, and effects of human migration within the United States during different time periods (e.g., Westward Expansion, post Civil War, Industrialization, urbanization)

  • 8.5.3 Compare human characteristics (e.g., population distribution, land use) of places and regions (i.e. North Dakota)

6 Students understand the importance of culture, individual identity, and group identity.

  • 8.6.1 Explain ways technology contributes to the spread of ideas, values, and behavioral patterns between societies and regions (e.g., how transportation and communication technologies contribute to the diffusion of culture)

  • 8.6.2 Explain how culture influences gender roles, ethics, and beliefs