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Topic: Social change in the post-World War II period 

United States History

 Standard 26.  Understands the economic boom and social transformation of post-World War II United States
  Level II (Grade 5-6)
   Benchmark 3.Understands influences on American society during the post-World War II years (e.g., the effects of the G.I. Bill, the influence of popular culture and the mass media)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the effects of the G.I. Bill
     2.Understands the influence of popular culture during the post-World War II years
     3.Understands the influence of mass media during the post-World War II years
  Level III (Grade 7-8)
   Benchmark 3.Understands how American society changed after World War II (e.g., reasons for the "return to domesticity" and the effect on family life and women’s careers)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands reasons for the "return to domesticity"
     2.Understands the effect of societal changes on family life after World War II
     3.Understands the effect of societal changes on women’s careers after World War II
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 4.Understands social, religious, cultural, and economic changes at the onset of the Cold War era (e.g., the causes and results of new governmental spending on educational programs, the expansion of suburbanization and the impact of the "crabgrass frontier," the role of religion, the impact of the GI Bill on higher education, how the Cold War influenced the lives and roles of women, how artists and writers portrayed the effects of alienation on the individual and society after 1945)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands social changes at the onset of the Cold War era
     2.Understands religious changes at the onset of the Cold War era
     3.Understands cultural changes at the onset of the Cold War era
     4.Understands economic changes at the onset of the Cold War era
     5.Understands the causes and results of new governmental spending on educational programs
     6.Understands the impact of the GI Bill on higher education
     7.Understands how the Cold War influenced the lives and roles of women
     8.Knows how artists and writers portrayed the effects of alienation on the individual and society after 1945