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
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.D. History, Culture, and Perspectives
There are many different cultures within the classroom and community. Immigrants come to New Jersey and the United States for various reasons and have a major impact on the state and the nation.
6.1.4.D.2. Summarize reasons why various groups, voluntarily and involuntarily, immigrated to New Jersey and America, and describe the challenges they encountered.
6.1.4.D.3. Evaluate the impact of voluntary and involuntary immigration on America’s growth as a nation, historically and today.
The study of American folklore and popular historical figures enables Americans with diverse cultural backgrounds to feel connected to a national heritage.
6.1.4.D.12. Explain how folklore and the actions of famous historical and fictional characters from New Jersey and other regions of the United States contributed to the American national heritage.
Cultures include traditions, popular beliefs, and commonly held values, ideas, and assumptions that are generally accepted by a particular group of people.
6.1.4.D.13. Describe how culture is expressed through and influenced by the behavior of people.
American culture, based on specific traditions and values, has been influenced by the behaviors of different cultural groups living in the United States.
6.1.4.D.14. Trace how the American identity evolved over time.
Historical symbols and the ideas and events they represent play a role in understanding and evaluating our history.
6.1.4.D.17. Explain the role of historical symbols, monuments, and holidays and how they affect the American identity.