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Topic: Social, economic, and political issues of the late 19th century 

United States History

 Standard 18.  Understands the rise of the American labor movement and how political issues reflected social and economic changes
  Level II (Grade 5-6)
   Benchmark 3.Understands major political issues and events of the late 19th century (e.g., the issues and results of the 1896 election, why third parties were established, the importance of Thomas Nast's political cartoons, the lives of important political personalities)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands major political issues of the late 19th century
     2.Understands major political events of the late 19th century
     3.Knows the issues of the 1896 election
     4.Knows the results of the 1896 election
     5.Understands why third parties were established in the late 19th century
     6.Understands the importance of Thomas Nast’s political cartoons in the late 19th century
     7.Understands the lives of important political personalities in the late 19th century
  Level III (Grade 7-8)
   Benchmark 3.Understands the goals of political parties and individuals in the late 19th century (e.g., how Democrats and Republicans responded to civil service reform, monetary policy, tariffs, and business regulations; political, social, and economic roots of Populism; successes and failures of Populism; goals of the Socialist and Populist parties and their leaders; importance of individuals in promoting political reform)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the goals of political parties in the late 19th century
     2.Understands the goals of political individuals in the late 19th century
     3.Understands how Democrats responded to civil service reform in the late 19th century
     4.Understands how Republicans responded to civil service reform in the late 19th century
     5.Understands how Democrats responded to monetary policy in the late 19th century
     6.Understands how Republican responded to monetary policy in the late 19th century
     7.Understands how Democrats responded to tariffs in the late 19th century
     8.Understands how Republican responded to tariffs in the late 19th century
     9.Understands how Democrats responded to business regulations in the late 19th century
     10.Understands how Republicans responded to business reform in the late 19th century
     11.Understands the political roots of Populism
     12.Understands the social roots of Populism
     13.Understands the economic roots of Populism
     14.Knows the successes of Populism
     15.Knows the failures of Populism
     16.Understands the goals of the Socialist party in the late 19th century
     17.Understands the goals of the Populist party in the late 19th century
     18.Understands the goals of the Socialist leaders in the late 19th century
     19.Understands the goals of the Populist leaders in the late 19th century
     20.Understands the importance of individuals in promoting political reform in the late 19th century
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 3.Understands the appeal of various political parties and the positions they took (e.g., the Populist’s Omaha Platform of 1892; problems that prompted the establishment of the Populist Party; the appeal of the Democratic, Republican, and Greenback Labor parties to different socioeconomic groups)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the appeal of various political parties
     2.Understands the positions the various political parties took
     3.Knows the Populist’s Omaha Platform of 1892
     4.Understands the problems that prompted the establishment of the Populist Party
     5.Understands the appeal of the Democratic party to different socioeconomic groups
     6.Understands the appeal of the Republican party to different socioeconomic groups
     7.Understands the appeal of the Greenback Labor party to different socioeconomic groups
   Benchmark 4.Understands how economic issues influenced American society (e.g., the causes and effects of the depressions of 1873-1879 and 1893-1897, and how government, business, labor, and farmers responded; the reaction of western and southern farmers to the cycle of falling prices, scarce money, and debt)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the causes of the depression of 1873-1879
     2.Understands the effects of the depression of 1873-1879
     3.Understands the causes of the depression of 1893-1897
     4.Understands the effects of the depression of 1893-1897
     5.Understands how government responded to the depression of 1873-1879
     6.Understands how business responded to the depression of 1873-1879
     7.Understands how labor responded to the depression of 1873-1879
     8.Understands how farmers responded to the depression of 1873-1879
     9.Understands how government responded to the depression of 1893-1897
     10.Understands how business responded to the depression of 1893-1897
     11.Understands how labor responded to the depression of 1893-1897
     12.Understands how farmers responded to the depression of 1893-1897
     13.Understands the reaction of western farmers to the cycle of falling prices, scarce money, and debt in the late 19th century
     14.Understands the reaction of southern farmers to the cycle of falling prices, scarce money, and debt in the late 19th century
   Benchmark 5.Understands the issues and results of the 1896 election (e.g., the extent to which farmers were unable to adjust to the changing industrial scene and the Populist decision to endorse the Democratic nominee, William Jennings Bryan's "Cross of Gold" speech and how it affected the outcome of the election, arguments and strategies used by William McKinley and Mark Hanna, urban women's support of the Republican party, the major components of the "full dinner pail")
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows the issues of the 1896 election
     2.Knows the results of the 1896 election
     3.Understands the extent to which farmers were unable to adjust to the changing industrial scene in 1896
     4.Understands the Populist decision to endorse the Democratic nominee William Jennings Bryan’s "Cross of Gold" speech
     5.Understands how the Populist decision to endorse the Democratic nominee William Jennings Bryan’s "Cross of Gold" speech affected the outcome of the election of 1896
     6.Understands how the Populist decision to endorse the Democratic nominee William Jennings Bryan’s "Cross of Gold" speech affected arguments used by William McKinley
     7.Understands how the Populist decision to endorse the Democratic nominee William Jennings Bryan’s "Cross of Gold" speech affected the strategies used by William McKinley
     8.Understands how the Populist decision to endorse the Democratic nominee William Jennings Bryan’s "Cross of Gold" speech affected arguments used by Mark Hanna
     9.Understands how the Populist decision to endorse the Democratic nominee William Jennings Bryan’s "Cross of Gold" speech affected the strategies used by Mark Hanna
     10.Understands how the Populist decision to endorse the Democratic nominee William Jennings Bryan’s "Cross of Gold" speech affected urban women’s support of the Republican party
     11.Understands how the Populist decision to endorse the Democratic nominee William Jennings Bryan’s "Cross of Gold" speech affected the major components of the "full dinner pail"