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Social Studies- 8th Grade- October

Social Studies: A Changing Society


8.2 A Changing Society: Industry and Urban Growth

  • After the Civil War, the United States experienced rapid industrial growth.
  • As businesses grew in size and power, workers organized to demand better conditions.
  • Cities grew rapidly, leading to new challenges and a new way of life.
  • Millions of new immigrants came to the United States seeking freedom and opportunities.
  • American culture changed as education became more available.

8.2 A Changing Society:  Industry and Urban Growth

How did industrialization increase the speed of change?

  • What conditions spurred the growth of industry?
  • How did big business change the workplace and give rise to labor unions?
  • What were the causes and effects of the rapid growth of cities?
  • How was the experience of immigrants both positive and negative?
  • What were the causes and effects of an expanded education system?
(1) SS.8.2 A CHANGING SOCIETY: Industrialization and immigration contributed to the urbanization of America. Problems resulting from these changes sparked the Progressive movement and increased calls for reform.
(1) SS.I.2 Students will use a variety of intellectual skills to demonstrate their understanding of major ideas, eras, themes, developments, and turning points in world history and examine the broad sweep of history from a variety of perspectives.
(1) SS.I.4 Students will use a variety of intellectual skills to demonstrate their understanding of how the United States and other societies develop economic systems and associated institutions to allocate scarce resources, how major decision-making units function in the United States and other national economies, and how an economy solves the scarcity problem through market and non-market mechanisms.

College, Career, and Civil Life (C3) Skills:

Dimension 1: Developing Questions and Planning Inquiries

  • D1.1.6-8 Explain how a question represents key ideas in the field.

Dimension 2: Applying Disciplinary Concepts & Tools

  • Civics D2.Civ.6.6-8. Describe the roles of political, civil, and economic organizations in shaping people's lives
  • Economics D2.Eco.4.6-8. Describe the role of competition in the determination of prices and wages in a market economy.
  • Economics D2.Eco.6.6-8. Explain how changes in supply and demand cause changes in prices quantities of goods and services, labor, credit, and foreign currencies.
  • Economics D2.Eco.9.6-8. Describe the roles of institutions such as corporations, non-profits, and labor unions in a market economy.
  • Geography D2. Geo.8.6-8. Analyze how relationships between humans and environments extend or contract spatial patterns of settlement and movement.
  • History D2. His.1.6-8. Analyze connections among events and developments in broader historical contexts.

Dimension 3: Evaluating Sources & Using Evidence

  • D3.2.6-8.  Evaluate the credibility of a source by determining its relevance and intended use.
  • D3.3.6-8. Identify evidence that draws information from multiple sources to support claims, noting evidentiary limitations.

Dimension 4: Communicating Conclusions & Taking Informed Action

  • D4.3.6-8. Present adaptations of arguments and explanations on topics of interest to others to reach audiences and venues outside the classroom using print an oral technologies (e.g., Internet, social media, and digital documentary).

 NCSS: Essential Skills for Social Studies

  • Read various forms of printed material:  books, magazines, newspapers, directories, schedules, journals
  • Use appropriate sources of information
  • Detect cause and effect relationships
  • Detect bias in visual material
  • Compare and Contrast credibility of different accounts of the same event
  • Draw inferences from factual information
  • Extract significant ideas from supporting, illustrative details

8.2 A Changing Society: Industry and Urban Growth

  • patent
  • assembly line
  • entrepenuer
  • corporation
  • monopoly
  • trust
  • free enterprise
  • collective bargaining
  • urbanization
  • tenement
  • settlement house
  • steerage
  • assimilation
  • anarchist
  • compulsory education
  • realist
  • yellow journalism
  • Do Now Questions
  • Socrative Entrance/Exit Tickets
  • Polls
  • Interactive Readings
  • Common Core Protocols
  • J. Dodge Differentiated Activities
  • Primary Source Documents
  • Political Cartoons
  • Constructed Response Questions
  • Chapter Test
  • Old and New Immigrants Venn Diagram
  • Immigrant Experience Narrative
  • 25 Quick Formative Assessments- Judy Dodge
  • America: History of our Nation- Prentice Hall
  • One Note
  • Interactive Reading
  • The Jungle- Upton Sinclair
  • How the Other Half Lives- Jacob Riis
  • Kids at Work- Lewis Hine
  • Ellis Island Interactive Journey
  • Common Standards for ELA & Literacy in History/Social Studies- Text Exemplar- Sandberg, Carl. "Chicago."
  • Common Standards for ELA & Literacy in History/Social Studies- Text Exemplar- Murphy, Jim. The Great Fire. From Chapter 1: "A City Ready to Burn"
  • We are Americans: Voices of the Immigrant Experience -Thomas and Dorothy Hoobler
  • Immigrant Kids - Russell Freedman
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