Wyoming Content and Performance Standards
WY.SS5.3. Production, Distribution, and Consumption: Students describe the influence of economic factors on societies and make decisions based on economic principles.
SS5.3.1. Give examples of needs, wants, goods, services, scarcity, and choice.
SS5.3.2. Identify basic economic concepts (e.g., supply, demand, price, and trade).
SS5.3.3. Identify and describe how science and technology have affected production and distribution locally, nationally, and globally (e.g., trains and natural resources).
WY.SS5.4. Time, Continuity, and Change: Students analyze events, people, problems, and ideas within their historical contexts.
SS5.4.2. Describe how tools and technology makes life easier; describe how one tool or technology evolves into another (e.g., telegraph to telephone to cell phone or horse-drawn wagon to railroad to car); identify a tool or technology that impacted history (e.g., ships allowed for discovery of new lands or boiling water prevented spread of disease).