Grade 8 Social Studies STAAR® (TEKS Streamlined) Practice

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History 38%
Geography & Culture 23%
Government and Citizenship 23%
Economics, Science, Technology, and Society 16%
  • Questions 1,744
  • Vocabulary Terms 458
  • Performance Tasks 197
  • Instructional Videos 140

Test Standards

History
1. (1.A&B)  Historical Points of Reference
2. (2.A)  Exploration & Colonization
3. (2.B)  The Thirteen Colonies
4. (3.A-C)  Foundations of Representative Government
5. (4.A)  American Revolution: Causes
6. (4.B)  American Revolution: Key People
7. (4.C)  American Revolution: Events
8. (4.D)  The Constitutional Convention
9. (5.A-C)  The Early Republic
10. (5.D)  The War of 1812
11. (5.E)  Early Foreign Policy
12. (5.F&G)  Jacksonian Democracy
13. (6.A)  The Northwest Ordinance
14. (6.B)  Manifest Destiny
15. (6.C)  The Mexican War
16. (7.A)  Tariff Problems
17. (7.B&C)  Slavery's Impact
18. (7.D)  Congressional Sectionalism
19. (8.A)  The Civil War: Individuals
20. (8.B&C)  The Civil War: Causes & Battles
21. (8.D)  The Civil War: Abraham Lincoln
22. (9.A&B)  The Promise of Reconstruction
23. (9.C)  Reconstruction Problems
Geography & Culture
1. (10.A-C)  Places & Regions
2. (11.A&B)  Physical Characteristics of North America
3. (23.A,C,&D)  Racial & Ethnic Diversity
4. (23.B)  Urbanization
5. (23.E)  Contributions of Women
6. (24.A )  The Abolition Movement
7. (24.B)  Antebellum Reform
8. (25.A&C)  Religious Freedom
9. (25.B)  The Great Awakenings
10. (26.A-C)  Arts & the Times
Government and Citizenship
1. (15.A)  Historic Documents
2. (15.B)  The Articles of Confederation
3. (15.C)  The Declaration of Independence
4. (15.D)  The Principles of Constitution
5. (15.E)  Democratic Individuals
6. (16.A)  Amending the Constitution
7. (16.B)  The Civil War Amendments
8. (17.A)  Federalists & Anti-Federalists
9. (17.B)  States' Rights & Nullification
10. (18.A-C)  Judicial Review
11. (19.A-C)  Rights of Citizens
12. (20.A&B)  Civil Disobedience
13. (21.A)  Political Parties & Interest Groups
14. (21.B)  Free Speech
15. (21.C)  Compromise
16. (22.A)  Leadership Qualities
17. (22.B)  Contributions of Individuals
Economics, Science, Technology, and Society
1. (12.A&C)  Economic Regions
2. (12.B )  Slavery & the Plantation System
3. (13.A)  The War of 1812 & the Economy
4. (13.B)  Factories & Urbanization
5. (14.A&B)  The Free Enterprise System
6. (27.A-C)  Science & Technology
7. (28.A&B)  Science & Technology in Daily Life