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Using the State Curriculum: Social Studies, Grade 8

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Standard 5.0 History

Topic C. Conflict between Ideas and Institutions

Indicator 2. Analyze the emerging foreign policy of the United States

Objective c. Evaluate the origins and provisions of the Monroe Doctrine and explain how it influenced foreign affairs

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This lesson uses a careful reading of the Monroe Doctrine to get students to analyze its true purpose. Includes links to primary sources as well as worksheets. Although written for grades 9-12, it can be adapted for use for grade 8.
Text of the Monroe Doctrine.
Our Documents guide to the Monroe Doctrine
History of the Monroe Doctrine, by the U.S. Department of State (also features history essays from every era in U.S. foreign policy)
Provides information for analysis of political cartoons
Resources for Objective 5.C.2.c:
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