U.S. National Standards
N.NCSS. National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies (NCSS)
NCSS.7. PRODUCTION, DISTRIBUTION, AND CONSUMPTION
SOCIAL STUDIES PROGRAMS SHOULD INCLUDE EXPERIENCES THAT PROVIDE FOR THE STUDY OF HOW PEOPLE ORGANIZE FOR THE PRODUCTION, DISTRIBUTION, AND CONSUMPTION OF GOODS AND SERVICES.
7.1. KNOWLEDGE - Learners will understand:
7.1.8. The goods and services produced in the market and those produced by the government.
NCSS.8. SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, AND SOCIETY
SOCIAL STUDIES PROGRAMS SHOULD INCLUDE EXPERIENCES THAT PROVIDE FOR THE STUDY OF RELATIONSHIPS AMONG SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, AND SOCIETY.
8.1. KNOWLEDGE - Learners will understand:
8.1.2. How society often turns to science and technology to solve problems.
8.1.3. That media and technology are a part of every aspect of our lives.
8.1.4. The ways in which scientific findings and various forms of technology influence our daily lives.
8.1.5. That science often leads to new technology in areas such as communication and transportation, and results in change over time.
8.1.6. That science and technology can have both positive and negative impacts on individuals, society, and the globe.
8.2. PROCESSES - Learners will be able to:
8.2.1. Ask and find answers to questions about the ways in which science and technology affect our lives.
8.2.3. Identify examples of science and technology in daily life.
8.2.4. Identify examples of the use of science and technology in society as well as consequences of their use.
8.2.5. Research a scientific topic or type of technology developed in a particular time or place, and determine its impact on people's lives.
8.2.6. Identify the points of view expressed in information sources regarding science and technology.
NCSS.9. GLOBAL CONNECTIONS
SOCIAL STUDIES PROGRAMS SHOULD INCLUDE EXPERIENCES THAT PROVIDE FOR THE STUDY OF GLOBAL CONNECTIONS AND INTERDEPENDENCE.
9.1. KNOWLEDGE - Learners will understand:
9.1.1. Global connections may be of various types (e.g., cultural exchange, trade, political, economic, or travel).
9.1.2. Global connections affect daily life for individuals and those around them.
9.1.5. The pace of global change has quickened in recent times.
9.2. PROCESSES - Learners will be able to:
9.2.1. Ask and find answers to questions about the connections we have to other people and places around the globe.
9.2.2. Identify examples of global connections in their community, state, or region.
9.2.6. Examine the ways in which technology affects global connections.
N.NSCG. National Standards for Civics and Government (NSCG)
IV.B. What is the Relationship of the United States to Other Nations and to World Affairs? How do nations interact with one another?
IV.B.1. Interaction among nations: Students should be able to explain the major ways nations interact with one another. To achieve this standard, students should be able to
IV.B.1.1. Explain how nations interact through
IV.B.1.1.a. Trade, e.g., buying and selling manufactured and agricultural goods such as airplanes, farm equipment, clothing, food