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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:   3.2 Understands human interaction with the environment.  
  Grade Level Expectation:   3.2.1 Analyzes how the environment has affected people and how people have affected the environment in the United States in the past or present.  
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-Examines how Pierre L'Enfant altered the landscape of Washington, D.C., in order to build the Capitol.
-Examines how communication difficulties, due to the breadth of the Atlantic Ocean, were a factor in the Battle of New Orleans and the rise of Andrew Jackson.
Suggested Unit
  • U.S.—Fighting for Independence and Framing the Constitution (1776—1815)