American Invention & Industry
Social Studies Essential StandardsH.3.2 - Explain how changes brought about by technology and other innovations affected individuals and groups in North Carolina and the United States (e.g. advancements in transportation, communication networks and business practices).
G.1.3 - Explain how human and environmental interaction affected quality of life and settlement patterns in North Carolina and the United States (e.g. environmental disasters, infrastructure development, coastal restoration and alternative sources of energy).
E.1.1 - Explain how conflict, cooperation, and competition influenced periods of economic growth and decline (e.g. economic depressions and recessions)
Information & Technology Essential Standards
8.SI.1 Evaluate information resources based on specified criteria.
8.RP.1.2 Implement a project-based activity independently.
8.TT.1.1 Use appropriate technology tools and other resources to access information.
8.TT.1.2 Use appropriate technology tools and other resources to organize information .
8.TT.1.3 Use appropriate technology tools and other resources to design products to share information with others.
8.SE.1.1Analyze ethical behavior (copyright, not plagiarizing, netiquette) when using resources.
Conduct short research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question), drawing on several sources and generating additional related, focused questions that allow for multiple avenues of exploration.
Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, using search terms effectively; assess the credibility and accuracy of each source; and quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding plagiarism and following a standard format for citation.