Virginia Standards of Learning
VA.SS.USII. United States History: 1865 to the Present
Reshaping the Nation and the Emergence of Modern America: 1877 to the Early 1900s
USII.4. The student will apply social science skills to understand how life changed after the Civil War by:
USII.4.b. Explaining the reasons for the increase in immigration, growth of cities, and challenges arising from this expansion.
USII.4.d. Explaining the impact of new inventions, the rise of big business, the growth of industry, and the changes to life on American farms in response to industrialization.
USII.4.e. Evaluating and explaining the impact of the Progressive Movement on child labor, working conditions, the rise of organized labor, women’s suffrage, and the temperance movement.
VA.SS.WHII. World History and Geography: 1500 A.D. (C.E.) to the Present
Age of Revolutions and Imperialism
WHII.8. The student will apply social science skills to understand the changes in European nations between 1800 and 1900 by:
WHII.8.a. Explaining the roles of resources, capital, and entrepreneurship in developing an industrial economy.
WHII.8.b. Analyzing the effects of the Industrial Revolution on society and culture, with emphasis on the evolution of the nature of work and the labor force, including its effects on families and the status of women and children.
WHII.8.c. Describing how industrialization affected economic and political systems in Europe, with emphasis on the slave trade and the labor union movement.
VA.SS.VUS. Virginia and United States History
VUS.1. The student will demonstrate skills for historical thinking, geographical analysis, economic decision making, and responsible citizenship by:
VUS.1.a. Synthesizing evidence from artifacts and primary and secondary sources to obtain information about events in Virginia and United States history.
VUS.1.d. Constructing arguments, using evidence from multiple sources.
VUS.1.j. Investigating and researching to develop products orally and in writing.
VUS.8. The student will apply social science skills to understand how the nation grew and changed from the end of Reconstruction through the early twentieth century by:
VUS.8.b. Analyzing the factors that transformed the American economy from agrarian to industrial and explaining how major inventions transformed life in the United States, including the emergence of leisure activities.
VUS.8.c. Examining the contributions of new immigrants and evaluating the challenges they faced, including anti-immigration legislation.
VUS.8.e. Evaluating and explaining the social and cultural impact of industrialization, including rapid urbanization.