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List of Benchmarks for World History 
 Standard 41.Understands the causes and global consequences of World War II
  
Topics1. Causes of World War II; 2. Convergence and divergence of cultures; 3. Scope and human costs of World War II
   Level III (Grade 7-8)
  Benchmark 1.Understands events that led to the outbreak of World War II (e.g., the importance of the legacy of World War I, the depression, ethnic and ideological conflicts, imperialism, and traditional political or economic rivalries as underlying causes of World War II; the precipitating causes of the war and the reasons for early German and Japanese victories between 1939 and 1942; how Hitler capitalized on the despair of the German people to rise to power)
   Vocabulary terms
A.  causes of World War II
  Knowledge/skill statements
  1. Understands the importance of the legacy of World War I as an underlying cause of World War II   
  2. Understands the importance of the depression as an underlying cause of World War II   
  3. Understands the importance of ethnic and ideological conflicts as an underlying cause of World War II   
  4. Understands the importance of imperialism as an underlying cause of World War II   
  5. Understands the importance of traditional political or economic rivalries as an underlying cause of World War II   
  6. Knows the precipitating causes of World War II   
  7. Knows the reasons for early German and Japanese victories between 1939 and 1942   
  8. Understands how Hitler capitalized on the despair of the German people to rise to power   


Citation Log: BD(BE,204;​C;​WE,267;​LI,296,302)
Citation reference
BD = benchmark, declarative
BP = benchmark, procedural
BC = benchmark, contextual

1st letter/number of each code in parentheses:
B   NCHS: Basic Edition
L   Lessons from History
W   NCHS: World History, expanded edition

2nd letter code :
E = Explicitly stated in document
I = Implicit in document

Number:
Page number of the cited document