Wisconsin Grade 8 Social Studies Forward Exam (WiAS) Practice

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Geography: People, Places, and Environments25%
History: Time, Continuity, And Change33%
Political Science And Citizenship: Power, Authority, Governance, And Responsibility15%
Economics: Production, Distribution, Exchange, Consumption15%
The Behavioral Sciences: Individuals, Institutions, And Cultures12%
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Test Standards

Geography: People, Places, and Environments
1. (A.8.1)  Geographic Representations
2. (A.8.2)  Mental Maps
3. (A.8.3)  Using An Atlas
4. (A.8.4)  Conduct A Historical Study
5. (A.8.5 )  Natural Resources
6. (A.8.6 )  Environmental Changes
7. (A.8.7)  World Migrations
8. (A.8.8 )  Environmental Interactions
9. (A.8.9)  Buildings And Architecture
10. (A.8.10)  Science
11. (A.8.11)  Global Issues
History: Time, Continuity, And Change
1. (B.8.1)  Interpreting The Past
2. (B.8.2 & 8.3)  Cause-and-Effect Arguments
3. (B.8.4 & 8.5)  Point Of View
4. (B.8.6)  Political Values
5. (B.8.7)  People & Events
6. (B.8.8 & 8.9)  Science & Technology
7. (B.8.10)  Cooperation & Conflict
8. (B.8.11)  American Indians
9. (B.8.12)  Analyzing History
Political Science And Citizenship: Power, Authority, Governance, And Responsibility
1. (C.8.1)  Democratic Principles
2. (C.8.2 )  Landmark Documents
3. (C.8.3)  Making Laws
4. (C.8.4)  Separation Of Powers
5. (C.8.5)  Majority Rule/Minority Rights
6. (C.8.6 )  Political Parties
7. (C.8.7 & 8.8)  Debates
8. (C.8.9 )  International Organizations
Economics: Production, Distribution, Exchange, Consumption
1. (D.8.1)  Characteristics Of Money
2. (D.8.2)  Basic Economic Concepts
3. (D.8.3 )  Wisconsin & The Economy
4. (D.8.4 )  Standard Of Living
5. (D.8.5)  The Government & The Economy
6. (D.8.6 )  Economic Issues
7. (D.8.7)  Natural Resources
8. (D.8.8)  Entrepreneurs
9. (D.8.9)  Workers & Productivity
10. (D.8.10)  Economic Institutions
11. (D.8.11)  Influence Of Individuals
The Behavioral Sciences: Individuals, Institutions, And Cultures
1. (E.8.1)  Individual Learning
2. (E.8.2)  Individual Identity
3. (E.8.3)  Influence Of Culture
4. (E.8.4)  Community Change/Continuity
5. (E.8.5)  Individual & Societal Needs
6. (E.8.6 )  Influences On Interactions
7. (E.8.7)  Contributions To Conflicts
8. (E.8.8)  The Media's Influence
9. (E.8.9 )  Racial & Ethnic Contributions
10. (E.8.10)  Components Of Culture
11. (E.8.11 )  Conflicts' Contributing Factors
12. (E.8.12)  Conflict Resolution
13. (E.8.13)  Artistic Expression
14. (E.8.14)  Cooperation & Interdependence