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Social Studies
  Grade Level:   8  
  EALR:   3. GEOGRAPHY The student uses a spatial perspective to make reasoned decisions by applying the concepts of location, region, and movement and demonstrating knowledge of how geographic features and human cultures impact environments.  
  Component:   3.1 Understands the physical characteristics, cultural characteristics, and location of places, regions, and spatial patterns on the Earth's surface.  
  Grade Level Expectation:   3.1.2 Understands and analyzes physical and cultural characteristics of places and regions in the United States from the past or in the present.  
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-Explains information gained from physical and political maps of the United States.
-Examines how the railroad led to the development of Chicago as a leader in the meatpacking industry.
Suggested Unit
  • U.S.—Development and Struggles in the West, Industrialization, Immigration, and Urbanization (1870—1900)