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Social Studies
 
  Grade Level:   8  
  EALR:   1. CIVICS The student understands and applies knowledge of government, law, politics, and the nation's fundamental documents to make decisions about local, national, and international issues and to demonstrate thoughtful, participatory citizenship.  
  Component:   1.3 Understands the purposes and organization of international relationships and U.S. foreign policy.  
  Grade Level Expectation:   1.3.1 Analyzes how the United States has interacted with other countries in the past or present.  
 
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Examples
-Examines how the Dawes Act resulted in loss of land and economic devastation for tribes.
-Examines how the U.S. government recruited workers from China to build the Transcontinental Railroad.
-Examines how the United States recruited workers from Europe to provide industrial labor.
Suggested Unit
  • U.S.—Development and Struggles in the West, Industrialization, Immigration, and Urbanization (1870—1900)