West Virginia Standards
SS.5.E.2. Students will explain the concept of supply and demand to specific historic and current economic situations in the United States (e.g., slavery, oil, gas, Industrial Revolution, etc.).
SS.5.E.3. Students will critique the economic reasons for immigration and migration throughout the United States during specific times in history and relate the information to the present (e.g., Great Migration, Ellis Island, etc.).
SS.5.E.5. Students will evaluate the role of agriculture and the impact of industrialization on the economic development of the United States.
SS.5.E.8. Students will compare the economic and social effects of Reconstruction on different populations, including the move from farms to factories and the change from the plantation system to sharecropping.
SS.5.G.2. Students will summarize the significance of large-scale immigration and the contributions of immigrants to America in the early 1900s, (e.g., the countries from which they came, the opportunities and resistance they faced when they arrived and the cultural and economic contributions they made to this nation, etc.).
SS.5.H.CL5. Analyze the people and the factors that led to Industrialization in the late 19th century United States.
SS.5.H.CL5.1. Students will examine how the Industrial Revolution was furthered by new inventions and technologies (e.g., light bulb, telegraph, automobile, assembly line, etc.).
SS.5.H.CL5.3. Students will explain the causes and effects of immigration and urbanization on the American economy during the Industrial Revolution (e.g., role of immigrants, the growth of cities, the shift to industrialization, the rise of big business and reform movements, etc.).