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2019 US History TEKS for 8th Grade
(6) History. The student understands westward expansion and its effects on the political, economic, and social development of the nation. The student is expected to:
(B) analyze the westward growth of the nation, including the Louisiana Purchase and Manifest Destiny; and
(C) explain the causes and effects of the U.S.-Mexican War and their impact on the United States.
(29) Social studies skills. The student applies critical-thinking skills to organize and use information acquired through established research methodologies from a variety of valid sources, including technology. The student is expected to:
(B) analyze information by applying absolute and relative chronology through sequencing, categorizing, identifying cause-and-effect relationships, comparing, contrasting, finding the main idea, summarizing, making generalizations and predictions, and drawing inferences and conclusions;
(C) organize and interpret information from outlines, reports, databases, and visuals, including graphs, charts, timelines, and maps;
(E) support a point of view on a social studies issue or event;
(G) create a visual representation of historical information such as thematic maps, graphs, and charts representing various aspects of the United States; and
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