New Jersey Standards
NJ.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.B. Geography, People, and the Environment
Urban areas, worldwide, share common physical characteristics, but may also have cultural differences.
6.1.4.B.10. Identify the major cities in New Jersey, the United States, and major world regions, and explain how maps, globes, and demographic tools can be used to understand tangible and intangible cultural differences.
6.1.4.D. History, Culture, and Perspectives
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.