South Carolina Standards & Learning
SC.5. United States Studies: 1865 to the Present
5-3: The student will demonstrate an understanding of major domestic and foreign developments that contributed to the United States becoming a world power.
The Industrial Revolution, urbanization, and access to resources contributed to the United States becoming a world power in the early twentieth century. At the same time, discriminatory practices abounded. To understand the rise of the United States as a world power, the student will utilize the knowledge and skills set forth in the following indicators:
5-3.1. Explain how the Industrial Revolution was furthered by new inventions and technologies, including new methods of mass production and transportation and the invention of the light bulb, the telegraph, and the telephone.
5-3.4. Summarize the impact of industrialization, urbanization, and the rise of big business, including the development of monopolies; long hours, low wages, and unsafe working conditions on men, women, and children laborers; and resulting reform movements.
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.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.