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Skills available for Oregon eighth-grade social studies standards

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Civics and Government


Multicultural Studies

Financial Literacy

  • 8.15 Compare and contrast different types of financial institutions and the services they provide (e.g., fees, services).

  • 8.16 Explain how compound interest can be both a positive and a negative (compounding interest on investments and compounding interest on credit cards).

  • 8.17 Define and explain "fair lending practices" and "financial decision-making."

  • 8.18 Describe how marketing and advertising can influence spending and saving decisions.


History [U.S. History–through Reconstruction]

Social Science Analysis

  • 8.32 Critique and analyze information for point of view, historical context, distortion, bias propaganda and relevance including sources with conflicting information in order to question the dominant narratives in history.

  • 8.33 Analyze how a specific problem can manifest itself at local, regional, and global levels over time, identifying its characteristics and causes, and the challenges and opportunities faced by those trying to address the problem.

  • 8.34 Analyze and apply a range of deliberative and collaborative procedures to make decisions and take informed action.

  • 8.35 Construct explanations using reasoning, correct sequence, examples and details with relevant information and data, while acknowledging the strengths and weaknesses of the explanations.