School Improvement in Maryland

Using the State Curriculum: Social Studies, Grade 8

Political Science | Peoples of the Nation and World | Geography | Economics | History | Social Studies Skills and Processes

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Standard 1.0 Political Science

Topic A. The Foundations and Function of Government

Indicator 3. Evaluate roles and policies of the United States government regarding public policy and issues

Objective b. Evaluate regional and international perspectives regarding the formation and implementation of public policy, such as Washington's Farewell Address, Monroe Doctrine, westward expansion, sectionalism, plantation holders in the South v. the industrialists in the North

Resource Links

http://www.pbs.org/kera/usmexicanwar/educators/md1_power.html
“Manifest Destiny and the Power of Perspective” lesson plan, from PBS
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/browse/ListSome.php?category=Cities,+Towns
“Cities and Towns” collection from Library of Congress’s American Memory project. Contains primary sources representing a variety of regional perspectives on events and time periods from U.S. history.
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/browse/ListSome.php?category=Culture,+Folklife
“Culture, Folklife” collection from Library of Congress’s American Memory project. Contains primary sources representing a variety of regional perspectives on events and time periods from U.S. history.
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/browse/ListSome.php?category=Immigration,+American%20Expansion
“Immigration, American Expansion” collection from Library of Congress’s American Memory project. Contains primary sources representing a variety of regional perspectives on events and time periods from U.S. history
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Resources for Objective 1.A.3.b:
Clarifications | Lesson Seeds | Sample Assessments | RESOURCE LINKS