South Carolina Standards & Learning
SC.5. United States Studies: 1865 to the Present
5-2: The student will demonstrate an understanding of the continued westward expansion of the United States.
People moved West seeking economic opportunities. To understand the challenges faced by migrants and immigrants as they moved West and the impact of this movement on the native peoples of the region, the student will utilize the knowledge and skills set forth in the following indicators:
5-2.3. Identify examples of conflict and cooperation between occupational and ethnic groups in the West, including miners, farmers, ranchers, cowboys, Mexican and African Americans, and European and Asian immigrants.
5-4: The student will demonstrate an understanding of American economic challenges in the 1920s and 1930s and world conflict in the 1940s.
Along with the rest of the world, the United States experienced a boom-and-bust period during the 1920s and 1930s. In the United States, this situation led to significant government intervention to stimulate the economy. Other countries did not follow the same course of action, however, and the resulting political instability and subsequent worldwide response consumed the world in the 1940s. To understand the role of the United States in the world during this period, the student will utilize the knowledge and skills set forth in the following indicators:
5-4.1. Summarize daily life in the post-World War I period of the 1920s, including improvements in the standard of living, transportation, and entertainment; the impact of the Nineteenth Amendment, the Great Migration, the Harlem Renaissance, and Prohibition; and racial and ethnic conflict.
SC.5-SSLS. Social Studies Literacy Skills for the Twenty-First Century
5-SSLS.1. Literacy Skills for Social Studies
5-SSLS.1.19. Explain the importance of taxes in providing public services to meet the needs of the individual and the community.
5-SSLS.3. Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Other Technical Subjects
5-SSLS.3.1. Cite details from a text to support conclusions made from that text.
5-SSLS.3.2. Interpret visual information to deepen his or her understanding.