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Topic: Transformations in the 19th century Americas 

World History

 Standard 35.  Understands patterns of nationalism, state-building, and social reform in Europe and the Americas from 1830 to 1914
  Level II (Grade 5-6)
   Benchmark 4.Understands the political and social changes in 19th-century Latin America (e.g., where democracy failed and succeeded in Latin American nations after independence was achieved, how geography possibly influenced nation-building in Latin America, the class system in Latin America and its racial core)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the political changes in 19th century Latin America
     2.Understands the social changes in 19th century Latin America
     3.Knows where democracy failed in Latin American nations after independence was achieved
     4.Knows where democracy succeeded in Latin American nations after independence was achieved
     5.Understands how geography possibly influenced nation building in Latin America
     6.Understands the class system in Latin America and its racial core
   Benchmark 6.Understands how major events in the United States affected the rest of the hemisphere
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows major events that took place in 19th century United States
  Level III (Grade 7-8)
   Benchmark 4.Understands influences on the government structure in Latin America and Mexico (e.g., the effects of foreign intervention and liberal government policies on social and economic change in Mexico; the advent of the caudillo ruler in Latin America, his supporters, and the methods by which he maintained power)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands influences on the government structure in 19th century Latin America
     2.Understands influences on the government structure in 19th century Mexico
     3.Understands the effects of foreign intervention on social and economic change in Mexico
     4.Understands the effects of liberal government policies on social and economic change in Mexico
     5.Understands the advent of the caudillo ruler in Latin America, his supporters, and the methods by which he maintained power
   Benchmark 5.Understands expansion and nation-building in the United States and Canada in the 19th century (e.g., the factors that contributed to nation-building in Canada; the territorial expansions of the United States in the 19th century, how new territories were acquired, and from whom)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands expansion and nation building in the United States in the 19th century
     2.Understands expansion and nation building in Canada in the 19th century
     3.Knows the factors that contributed to nation building in Canada
     4.Knows the territorial expansions of the United States in the 19th century
     5.Understands how the United States acquired new territories and from whom
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 7.Understands how political and economic change influenced Latin American society in the 19th century (e.g., Latin America's growing dependence on the global market economy, as well as the effects of international trade and investment on the power of landowners and the urban middle class; the consequences of economic development, elite domination, and the abolition of slavery for peasants, indigenous populations, and immigrant laborers in Latin America; the impact of the expansion of secular education upon women's legal and political rights; the roles and perspectives of the caudillo, military official, landowner, urban bourgeoisie, or church official in post-independence Latin America; attitudes toward nationalism and cultural identity in 19th-century Latin America)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands how political change influenced Latin American society in the 19th century
     2.Understands how economic change influenced Latin American society in the 19th century
     3.Understands Latin America’s growing dependence on the global market economy, as well as the effects of international trade and investment on the power of landowners and the urban middle class
     4.Understands the consequences of economic development, elite domination, and the abolition of slavery for peasants, indigenous populations, and immigrant laborers in Latin America
     5.Understands the impact of the expansion of secular education upon women’s legal and political rights
     6.Understands the roles and perspectives of the caudillo, military official, landowner, urban bourgeoisie, or church official in post independence Latin America
     7.Understands attitudes toward nationalism and cultural identity in 19th century Latin America