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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:   3.2.2 Understands cultural diffusion in the United States from the past or in the present.  
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-Explains the diffusion of Chinese culture in the West during the Gold Rush.
-Explains how Mexican vaqueros introduced ranching practices.
Suggested Unit
  • U.S.—Slavery, Expansion, Removal, and Reform. (1801—1850)