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Topic: Role of race and ethnicity 

World History

 Standard 44.  Understands the search for community, stability, and peace in an interdependent world
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 5.Understands the role of political ideology, religion, and ethnicity in shaping modern governments (e.g., the strengths of democratic institutions and civic culture in different countries and challenges to civil society in democratic states; how successful democratic reform movements have been in challenging authoritarian governments in Africa, Asia, and Latin America; the implications of ethnic, religious, and border conflicts on state-building in the newly independent republics of Africa; significant differences among nationalist movements in Eastern Europe that have developed in the 20th century, how resulting conflicts have been resolved, and the outcomes of these conflicts)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the role of political ideology in shaping modern governments
     2.Understands the role of religion in shaping modern governments
     3.Understands the role of ethnicity in shaping modern governments
     4.Understands the strengths of democratic institutions and civic culture in different countries and challenges to civil society in democratic states
     5.Understands how successful democratic reform movements have been in challenging authoritarian governments in Africa,
     6.Understands how successful democratic reform movements have been in challenging authoritarian governments in Asia
     7.Understands how successful democratic reform movements have been in challenging authoritarian governments in Latin America
     8.Understands the implications of ethnic, religious, and border conflicts on state building in the newly independent republics of Africa
     9.Knows significant differences among nationalist movements in Eastern Europe that have developed in the 20th century, how resulting conflicts have been resolved, and the outcomes of these conflicts
   Benchmark 6.Understands the role of ethnicity, cultural identity, and religious beliefs in shaping economic and political conflicts across the globe (e.g., why terrorist movements have proliferated and the extent of their impact on politics and society in various countries; the tensions and contradictions between globalizing trends of the world economy and assertions of traditional cultural identity and distinctiveness, including the challenges to the role of religion in contemporary society; the meaning of jihad and other Islamic beliefs that are relevant to military activity, how these compare to the Geneva Accords, and how such laws and principles apply to terrorist acts)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the role of ethnicity in shaping economic and political conflicts across the globe
     2.Understands the role of cultural identity in shaping economic and political conflicts across the globe
     3.Understands the role of religious beliefs in shaping economic and political conflicts across the globe
     4.Knows why terrorist movements have proliferated and the extent of their impact on politics and society in various countries
     5.Understands the tensions and contradictions between globalizing trends of the world economy and assertions of traditional cultural identity and distinctiveness
     6.Knows the challenges to the role of religion in contemporary society

United States History

 Standard 20.  Understands how Progressives and others addressed problems of industrial capitalism, urbanization, and political corruption
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 4.Understands how racial and ethnic events influenced American society during the Progressive era (e.g., the movement to restrict immigration; how racial and ethnic conflicts contributed to delayed statehood for New Mexico and Arizona; the impact of new nativism; influences on African, Native, Asian, and Hispanic Americans)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands how racial events influenced American society during the Progressive Era
     2.Understands how ethnic events influenced American society during the Progressive Era
     3.Knows about the movement to restrict immigration
     4.Understands how racial conflicts contributed to delayed statehood for New Mexico and Arizona
     5.Understands how ethnic conflicts contributed to delayed statehood for New Mexico and Arizona
     6.Understands the impact of new nativism
     7.Understands the influences on African-Americans during the Progressive Era
     8.Understands the influences on Native-Americans during the Progressive Era
     9.Understands the influences on Asian-Americans during the Progressive Era
     10.Understands the influences on Hispanic-Americans during the Progressive Era