National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies (NCSS)
TIME, CONTINUITY, AND CHANGE
SOCIAL STUDIES PROGRAMS SHOULD INCLUDE EXPERIENCES THAT PROVIDE FOR THE STUDY OF THE PAST AND ITS LEGACY.
KNOWLEDGE - Learners will understand:
Concepts such as: chronology, causality, change, conflict, complexity, multiple perspectives, primary and secondary sources, and cause and effect.
National Center for History in Schools (NCHS)
Historical Thinking Standards
Reconstruct the literal meaning of a historical passage.
Historical Analysis and Interpretation
Analyze cause-and-effect relationships and multiple causation, including the importance of the individual, the influence of ideas.
United States History Content Standards
Era 6: The Development of the Industrial United States (1870-1900)
Massive immigration after 1870 and how new social patterns, conflicts, and ideas of national unity developed amid growing cultural diversity.
The student understands "scientific racism", race relations, and the struggle for equal rights.
The rise of the American labor movement and how political issues reflected social and economic changes.
The student understands how Americans grappled with social, economic, and political issues.
Era 7: The Emergence of Modern America (1890-1930)
How the United States changed from the end of World War I to the eve of the Great Depression.
The student understands how new cultural movements reflected and changed American society.
Era 8: The Great Depression and World War II (1929-1945)
The causes of the Great Depression and how it affected American society.
The student understands the causes of the crash of 1929 and the Great Depression.
The student understands how American life changed during the 1930s.
World History Content Standards
Era 8: A Half-Century of Crisis and Achievement, 1900-1945
The search for peace and stability in the 1920s and 1930s.
The student understands the interplay of new artistic and literary movements with changes in social and cultural life in various parts of the world in the post-war decades.
Major global trends from 1900 to the end of World War II.
The student understands major global trends from 1900 to the end of World War II.