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List of Benchmarks for World History 
 Standard 44.Understands the search for community, stability, and peace in an interdependent world
  
Topics1. Population density, distribution, and growth rates; 2. Urban growth and development; 3. Cities and their related regions; 4. Social class structure and interactions; 5. Science, technology, and society; 6. Disease and society
   Level III (Grade 7-8)
  Benchmark 1.Understands the causes and effects of population growth and urbanization (e.g., why population growth rate is accelerating around the world, and connections between population growth and economic and social development in many countries; the global proliferation of cities and the rise of the megalopolis, as well as the impact of urbanization on family life, standards of living, class relations, and ethnic identity; why scientific, technological, and medical advances have improved living standards but have failed to eradicate hunger, poverty, and epidemic disease)
   Vocabulary terms
A.  population growth in the 20th century since 1945
B.  urbanization trends of the 20th century since 1945
  Knowledge/skill statements
  1. Understands the causes of population growth and urbanization   
  2. Understands the effects of population growth and urbanization   
  3. Understands why population growth rate is accelerating around the world   
  4. Understands connections between population growth and economic and social development in many countries   
  5. Understands the global proliferation of cities and the rise of the megalopolis   
  6. Understands the impact of urbanization on family life   
  7. Understands the impact of urbanization on standards of living   
  8. Understands the impact of urbanization on class relations   
  9. Understands the impact of urbanization on ethnic identity   
  10. Understands why scientific, technological, and medical advances have improved living standards but have failed to eradicate hunger, poverty, and epidemic disease   


Citation Log: BD(BE,210;​C;​WE,274;​LI,306)
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