Social Studies Chapters

How do we make a "sound judgment" in a culturally diverse society? How do we know the best path to follow in an interdependent world? These stories, based on social-studies, help us to understand that personal and environmental relationships impact our lives and our world.

Standard 8-4:4 The student will demonstrate an understanding of the multiple events that led to the Civil War

Congress passes a draft law to recruit men to fight for the Union, but it allows wealthy men to buy their way out of service.

For nearly a week in July 1863, New Yorkers riot against the Conscription Law.

Near the end of the 19th century, some Americans believe that the U.S. should become an empire similar to Britain.

Will Chicago's steam-powered fire engines be enough to fight a huge conflagration in 1871?

In September 1965, the 1st Calvary arrives in South Vietnam with 424 helicopters and planes.

Since 1965, PG&E knows their plants are putting harmful chemicals into the environment, but does not admit it for 22 years.

Years after waste water from PG&E's compressor station at Hinkley, California began to contaminate the area's groundwater, the government ordered ...

The colonists balk at English rule, laying the groundwork for the revolution and questions about the imposition of laws.

Wallace was found guilty, but what is most remarkable is the intentional cruelty of the sentence. Death was not enough to satisfy Edward's anger at th...

Wallace is found guilty ofhigh treasonand crimes against English civilians and sentenced to death.

Oliver Powers, father of the downed U-2 pilot, first conceives the idea that his son could be exchanged for Rudolf Abel. In other words: Exchange a sp...

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