2 Students demonstrate an understanding of the contributions and impacts of human interaction and cultural diversity on societies.
SS8.2.1 Compare and contrast the ways various groups (e.g., cliques, clubs, ethnic communities, and American Indian tribes) meet human needs and concerns (e.g., self-esteem, friendship, and heritage) and contribute to identity, situations, and events.
SS8.2.2 Examine and evaluate how human expression (e.g., language, literature, arts, architecture, traditions, beliefs, and spirituality) contributes to the development and transmission of culture.
SS8.3.2 Compare and contrast how people organize for the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services in various economic systems (e.g., characteristics of market, command, and mixed economies).
5 Students apply their knowledge of the geographic themes (location, place, movement, region, and human/environment interactions) and skills to demonstrate an understanding of interrelationships among people, places, and environment.
SS8.5.1 Use and create models of the Earth to analyze the interactions of physical and human systems to demonstrate global interconnectedness.
SS8.5.2 Analyze and evaluate how physical changes influenced historical events and participate in collaborative problem solving and decision making in the selection of professional and personal choices.
SS8.5.3 Explain how communities' current and past demographics, migrations, and settlement patterns influence place (e.g., culture, needs, and political and economic systems) and use this analysis to predict future settlement patterns.
SS8.5.4 Analyze the changes to and consequences of human, natural, and technological impacts on the physical environment.
6 Students use technology and literacy skills to access, synthesize, and evaluate information to communicate and apply social studies knowledge to global situations.
SS8.6.1 Use and evaluate multiple sources of information in diverse formats and media in order to address a question or solve a problem.
SS8.6.3 Use digital tools to research, design, and present social studies concepts (e.g., understand how individual responsibility applies in usage of digital media). https://www.iste.org/standards/nets-for-students
SS8.6.4 Use accurate, sufficient, and relevant information from primary and secondary sources to support writing.