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 5.0 History

Topic B. Emergence, Expansion and Changes in Nations and Empires

Indicator 4. Analyze patterns of immigration to the United States before 1877

Objective b. Analyze the consequences of the rapid settlement of California and Oregon

Resource Links
“California As I Saw It”: first person narratives from early settlement of California, from the Library of Congress
“The Chinese in California”, from the Library of Congress
Text of the Oregon Treaty of 1846 between the United States and Great Britain.
Information about the Oregon Trail, including many primary sources
Overview of the California Gold Rush
Resources for Objective 5.B.4.b:
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