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SS5H Historical Understandings

  • SS5H1 Describe how life changed in America at the turn of the century.

    • SS5H1.a Describe the role of the cattle trails in the late 19th century; include the Black Cowboys of Texas, the Great Western Cattle Trail, and the Chisholm Trail.

    • SS5H1.b Describe the impact on American life of the Wright brothers (flight), George Washington Carver (science), Alexander Graham Bell (communication), and Thomas Edison (electricity).

    • SS5H1.c Explain how William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt expanded America's role in the world; include the Spanish-American War and the building of the Panama Canal.

    • SS5H1.d Describe the reasons people immigrated to the United States, from where they emigrated, and where they settled.

  • SS5H2 Describe U.S. involvement in World War I and post-World War I America.

  • SS5H3 Explain how the Great Depression and New Deal affected the lives of millions of Americans.

    • SS5H3.a Discuss the Stock Market Crash of 1929, Herbert Hoover, Franklin Roosevelt, the Dust Bowl, and soup kitchens.

    • SS5H3.b Analyze the main features of the New Deal; include the significance of the Civilian Conservation Corps, Works Progress Administration, and the Tennessee Valley Authority.

    • SS5H3.c Discuss important cultural elements of the 1930s; include Duke Ellington, Margaret Mitchell, and Jesse Owens.

  • SS5H4 Explain America's involvement in World War II.

  • SS5H5 Discuss the origins and consequences of the Cold War.

    • SS5H5.a Explain the origin and meaning of the term "Iron Curtain."

    • SS5H5.b Explain how the United States sought to stop the spread of communism through the Berlin airlift, the Korean War, and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

    • SS5H5.c Identify Joseph McCarthy and Nikita Khrushchev.

    • SS5H5.d Discuss the importance of the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Vietnam War.

  • SS5H6 Describe the importance of key people, events, and developments between 1950- 1975.

    • SS5H6.a Analyze the effects of Jim Crow laws and practices.

    • SS5H6.b Explain the key events and people of the Civil Rights movement: Brown v. Board of Education (1954), Montgomery Bus Boycott, the March on Washington, Civil Rights Act, Voting Rights Act, and civil rights activities of Thurgood Marshall, Lyndon B. Johnson, Cesar Chavez, Rosa Parks, and Martin Luther King, Jr.

    • SS5H6.c Describe the impact on American society of the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, and Martin Luther King, Jr.

    • SS5H6.d Discuss the significance of the technologies of television and space exploration.

  • SS5H7 Trace important developments in America from 1975 to 2001.

    • SS5H7.a Describe the collapse of the Soviet Union, including the role of Ronald Reagan.

    • SS5H7.b Describe the events of September 11, 2001, and analyze their impact on American life.

    • SS5H7.c Explain the impact of the personal computer and the Internet on American life.

SS5G Geographic Understandings

SS5CG Government/Civic Understandings

  • SS5CG1 Explain how a citizen's rights are protected under the U.S. Constitution.

    • SS5CG1.a Explain the responsibilities of a citizen.

    • SS5CG1.b Explain the concept of due process of law and describe how the U.S. Constitution protects a citizen's rights by due process.

  • SS5CG2 Explain the process by which amendments to the U.S. Constitution are made.

  • SS5CG3 Explain how amendments to the U. S. Constitution have maintained a representative democracy/republic.

    • SS5CG3.a Explain how voting rights are protected by the 15th, 19th, 23rd, 24th, and 26th amendments.

SS5E Economic Understandings

  • SS5E1 Use the basic economic concepts of trade, opportunity cost, specialization, productivity, and price incentives to illustrate historical events.

    • SS5E1.a Describe opportunity costs and their relationship to decision-making across time (e.g., decisions by individuals in response to rationing during WWII).

    • SS5E1.b Explain how price incentives affect people's behavior and choices (e.g., decisions to participate in cattle trails because of increased beef prices).

    • SS5E1.c Describe how specialization can improve standards of living and productivity (e.g., how Henry Ford's use of the assembly line reduced the price of automobiles).

    • SS5E1.d Describe how trade and voluntary exchange promotes economic activity (e.g., how the Panama Canal increases trade among countries).

  • SS5E2 Describe the functions of four major sectors in the U. S. economy.

    • SS5E2.a Describe the household function in providing resources and consuming goods and services.

    • SS5E2.b Describe the private business function in producing goods and services.

    • SS5E2.c Describe the bank function in providing checking accounts, savings accounts, and loans.

    • SS5E2.d Describe the government function in taxation and providing certain public goods and public services.

  • SS5E3 Describe how consumers and producers interact in the U. S. economy.

    • SS5E3.a Describe how competition, markets, and prices influence consumer behavior.

    • SS5E3.b Describe how people earn income by selling their labor to businesses.

    • SS5E3.c Describe how entrepreneurs take risks to develop new goods and services to start a business.

  • SS5E4 Identify the elements of a personal budget (income, expenditures, and saving) and explain why personal spending and saving decisions are important.

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