South Carolina Standards
SC.5-SSLS. Social Studies Literacy Skills for the Twenty-First Century
5-SSLS.1. Literacy Skills for Social Studies
5-SSLS.1.12. Explain how political, social, and economic institutions have influenced the state and nation throughout history.
5-SSLS.1.9. Explain the opportunity cost involved in the allocation of scarce productive resources.
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.
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.