New Jersey Student Learning Standards
NJ.SS.6.1.4. U.S. History: America in the World: All students will acquire the knowledge and skills to think analytically about how past and present interactions of people, cultures, and the environment shape the American heritage. Such knowledge and skills enable students to make informed decisions that reflect fundamental rights and core democratic values as productive citizens in local, national, and global communities.
6.1.4.C. Economics, Innovation, and Technology
Economics is a driving force for the occurrence of various events and phenomena in societies.
6.1.4.C.3. Explain why incentives vary between and among producers and consumers.
Interaction among various institutions in the local, national, and global economies influence policymaking and societal outcomes.
6.1.4.C.7. Explain how the availability of private and public goods and services is influenced by the global market and government.
Economic opportunities in New Jersey and other states are related to the availability of resources and technology.
6.1.4.C.15. Describe how the development of different transportation systems impacted the economies of New Jersey and the United States.
Creativity and innovation have led to improvements in lifestyle, access to information, and the creation of new products.
6.1.4.C.16. Explain how creativity and innovation resulted in scientific achievement and inventions in many cultures during different historical periods.
6.1.4.C.17. Determine the role of science and technology in the transition from an agricultural society to an industrial society, and then to the information age.