Social Studies

8th Grade Social Studies Scope and Sequence

PowerStandards (Listed)  and Supporting Standards (Italicized) 


SS.CV.2.6-8.MdC: Explain the origins, functions, and structure of government with reference to the U.S. Constitution, Illinois Constitution and other systems of government.

SS.CV.4.6-8.MdC: Analyze the ideas and principles contained in the founding documents of the United States and other countries, and explain how they influence the social and political system.

SS.CV.1.6-8.MC: Evaluate the powers and responsibilities of citizens, political parties, interest groups, and the media.

SS.CV.3.6-8.LC, MdC, MC: Compare the means by which individuals and groups change societies, promote the common good, and protect rights.

SS.H.1.6-8.MdC: Analyze connections among events and developments in broader historical contexts.

SS.CV.6.6-8.MdC; Analyze the purposes, implementation, and consequences of public policies in historic and contemporary settings.


SS.H.2.6-8.MdC: Analyze multiple factors that influenced the perspectives of people during different historical eras.

SS.H.3.6-8.LC: Classify the kinds of historical sources used in secondary interpretation.

SS.H.4.6-8.MC: Organize applicable evidence into a coherent argument about the past.