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

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/cbhtml/cbhome.html
“California As I Saw It”: first person narratives from early settlement of California, from the Library of Congress
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/award99/cubhtml/cichome.html
“The Chinese in California”, from the Library of Congress
http://www.ccrh.org/comm/river/docs/ortreaty.htm
Text of the Oregon Treaty of 1846 between the United States and Great Britain.
http://www.isu.edu/~trinmich/Oregontrail.html
Information about the Oregon Trail, including many primary sources
http://www.kidport.com/REFLIB/UsaHistory/CalGoldRush/CalGoldRush.htm
Overview of the California Gold Rush
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Resources for Objective 5.B.4.b:
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