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Topic: Consumer culture 

United States History

 Standard 22.  Understands how the United States changed between the post-World War I years and the eve of the Great Depression
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 2.Understands factors that contributed to changes in work, production, and the rise of a consumer culture (e.g., the "new paternalism" of the modern corporation, how national advertising and sales campaigns affected the American economy)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands factors that contributed to changes in work in the 1920s
     2.Understands factors that contributed to changes in production in the 1920s
     3.Understands factors that contributed to the rise of a consumer culture in the 1920s
     4.Understands the "new paternalism" of the modern corporation
     5.Understands how national advertising affected the American economy in the 1920s

World History

 Standard 42.  Understands major global trends from 1900 to the end of World War II
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 2.Understands why mass consumer economies developed in some industrialized countries of the world but not in others
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows industrialized countries that have developed mass consumer economies
     2.Knows industrialized countries that have not developed mass consumer economies
 Standard 44.  Understands the search for community, stability, and peace in an interdependent world
  Level II (Grade 5-6)
   Benchmark 5.Understands scientific and technological trends of the second half of the 20th century (e.g, worldwide implications of the revolution in nuclear, electronic, and computer technology; the social and cultural implications of medical successes such as the development of antibiotics and vaccines and the conquest of smallpox; the "consumer societies" of industrialized nations compared with those in predominantly agrarian nations)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     5.Understands aspects of the "consumer societies" of industrialized nations compared with those in predominantly agrarian nations
  Level III (Grade 7-8)
   Benchmark 2.Understands influences on economic development around the world (e.g., why economic disparities between industrialized and developing nations have persisted or increased, how neo-colonialism and authoritarian political leadership have affected development in African and Asian countries, the continuing growth of mass consumption of commodities and resources since World War II)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     4.Understands the continuing growth of mass consumption of commodities and resources since World War II
   Benchmark 10.Understands the effects of modern communication on consumer tastes and demands in different parts of the world
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows that consumer tastes and demands can be affected by communication
     2.Knows that modern communication networks can result in the spread of consumer taste in different parts of the world