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List of Benchmarks for United States History 
 Standard 16.Understands how the rise of corporations, heavy industry, and mechanized farming transformed American society
  
Topics1. Rapid industrialization and environmental issues, late 19th century; 2. Impact of society on the environment
   Level IV (Grade 9-12)
  Benchmark 4.Understands the factors leading to the conservation movement of the late 19th century (e.g., how emphasis on staple crop production, strip mining, lumbering, ranching, and destruction of western buffalo herds led to massive environmental damage)
   Vocabulary terms
A.  reasons for the conservation movement (late 19th century)
  Knowledge/skill statements
  1. Understands how emphasis on staple crop production led to massive environmental damage in the late 19th century   
  2. Understands how emphasis on strip mining led to massive environmental damage in the late 19th century   
  3. Understands how lumbering led to massive environmental damage in the late 19th century   
  4. Understands how ranching led to massive environmental damage in the late 19th century   
  5. Understands how the destruction of western buffalo herds led to massive environmental damage in the late 19th century   
  
McREL Activity(s)
   Environmentalism: Then and Now


Citation Log: BD(BE,105;​AE,144-145;​NI,24)
Citation reference
BD = benchmark, declarative
BP = benchmark, procedural
BC = benchmark, contextual

1st letter/number of each code in parentheses:
A   NCHS: U.S. History, Expanded Edition
B   NCHS: Basic Edition
L   Lessons from History
N   NAEP: Framework 2006

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

Number:
Page number of the cited document