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Social Studies
 
  Grade Level:   8  
  EALR:   2. ECONOMICS The student applies understanding of economic concepts and systems to analyze decision-making and the interactions between individuals, households, businesses, governments, and societies.  
  Component:   2.4 Understands the economic issues and problems that all societies face.  
  Grade Level Expectation:   2.4.1 Understands and analyzes the distribution of wealth and sustainability of resources in the United States in the past or present.  
 
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Examples
-Compares the impact of Industrialization in the North on the standard of living of laborers and factory owners.
-Analyzes how the growth of slavery throughout the South created an economic system dominated by large plantation owners.
Suggested Unit
  • U.S.—Slavery, Expansion, Removal, and Reform (1801—1850)