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Social Studies
 
  Grade Level:   8  
  EALR:   4. HISTORY The student understands and applies knowledge of historical thinking, chronology, eras, turning points, major ideas, individuals, and themes in local, Washington State, tribal, United States, and world history in order to evaluate how history shapes the present and future.  
  Component:   4.2 Understands and analyzes causal factors that have shaped major events in history.  
  Grade Level Expectation:   4.2.1 Understands and analyzes how individuals and movements have shaped U.S. history (1776—1900).  
 
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Examples
-Examines the impact of Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel Uncle Tom's Cabin on the abolitionist movement in the United States.
-Explains the impact of the Seneca Falls Convention on the advancement of women's rights.
-Explains the impact the Lowell strike had on future labor movements.
Suggested Unit
  • U.S—Civil War and Reconstruction (1850—1877)