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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:   4.3 Understands that there are multiple perspectives and interpretations of historical events.  
  Grade Level Expectation:   4.3.2 Analyzes multiple causal factors to create positions on major events in U.S. history (1776—1900).  
 
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Examples
-Presents a position on the causes and outcomes of the Civil War demonstrating understanding of varying viewpoints of the conflict.
-Presents a position on the causes and outcomes of the Mexican War demonstrating understanding of varying viewpoints of the conflict.
Suggested Unit
  • U.S.—Civil War and Reconstruction (1850—1877)