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Wyoming's Eighth Grade Standards

  • WY.1. Content Standard: Citizenship/Government/Democracy

    Students demonstrate how structures of power, authority, and governance have developed historically and continue to evolve.

    • 1.1. Benchmark:

      Students identify the rights, duties, and responsibilities of a U.S. citizen.

    • 1.2. Benchmark:

      Students understand the historical perspective and issues involved in the development of the U.S. Constitution.

    • 1.3. Benchmark:

      Students recognize the basic principles of the U.S. Constitution, Bill of Rights, and other amendments and are able to identify those principles in real-life scenarios.

  • WY.2. Content Standard: Culture/Cultural Diversity

    Students demonstrate an understanding of different cultures and how these cultures have contributed and continue to contribute to the world in which they live.

    • 2.1. Benchmark:

      Students explain how family systems, religion, language, literature, and the arts contribute to the development of cultures.

    • 2.2. Benchmark:

      Students describe cultural diversity and the interdependence of cultures.

  • WY.3. Content Standard: Production, Distribution, and Consumption

    Students demonstrate an understanding of economic principles and concepts and describe the influence of economic factors on societies.

    • 3.1. Benchmark:

      Students communicate how economic considerations influence personal, local, state, national, and international decision-making.

    • 3.2. Benchmark:

      Students describe the systems of exchange of past and present.

    • 3.3. Benchmark:

      Students recognize basic concepts of economic systems.

  • WY.4. Content Standard: Time, Continuity and Change

    Students demonstrate an understanding of the people, events, problems, ideas, and cultures that were significant in the history of our community, state, nation and world.

    • 4.1. Benchmark:

      Students identify people, events, problems, conflicts, and ideas and explain their historical significance.

    • 4.2. Benchmark:

      Students discuss current events to better understand the world in which they live.

    • 4.3. Benchmark:

      Students analyze the impact of historical events and people on present conditions, situations, or circumstances.

  • WY.5. Content Standard: People, Places, and Environments

    Students demonstrate an understanding of interrelationships among people, places, and environments.

    • 5.1. Benchmark:

      Students use charts, maps, and graphs to answer questions dealing with people, places, events, or environments.

    • 5.2. Benchmark:

      Students apply the themes of geography to topics being studied.

    • 5.3. Benchmark:

      Students demonstrate an ability to organize and process spatial information; i.e., You Are Here maps of various areas.

 
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