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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:   3.2.3 Understands and analyzes migration as a catalyst for the growth of the United States in the past or present.  
 
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Examples
-Examines the impact of the forced migration of slaves on the growth of the United States.
-Explains the role of European immigrants in propelling Thomas Jefferson to the presidency.
Suggested Unit
  • U.S.—Fighting for Independence and Framing the Constitution (1776—1815)