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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:   4.2.2 Understands and analyzes how cultures and cultural groups have contributed to U.S. history (1776—1900).  
 
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Examples
-Explains how African cultural and religious customs influenced the culture of the U.S.
-Explains how the Whitmans and other missionaries affected the religious and social practices of indigenous people in the United States.
Suggested Unit
  • U.S.—Slavery, Expansion, Removal, and Reform (1801—1850)