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Topic: Demographic, economic, and social trends in Europe 

World History

 Standard 27.  Understands how European society experienced political, economic, and cultural transformations in an age of global intercommunication between 1450 and 1750
  Level II (Grade 5-6)
   Benchmark 1.Understands the social characteristics of European society from 1450 to 1750 (e.g., how lifestyles were different among varied social classes in early modern Europe, changes in institutions of serfdom, changes in the social status of women)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands how lifestyles were different among varied social classes in early modern Europe
     2.Knows changes in institutions of serfdom in early modern Europe
     3.Knows changes in the social status of women in early modern Europe
  Level III (Grade 7-8)
   Benchmark 2.Understands changes in urban and rural Europe between the 15th and 18th centuries (e.g., social and economic consequences of population growth and urbanization in Europe between the 15th and 18th centuries; the growth pattern of European cities between the 17th and 18th centuries, and the major urban centers of this period; causes and effects of the "agrarian revolution" on Western and Eastern European society)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands changes in urban Europe between the 15th and 18th centuries
     2.Understands changes in rural Europe between the 15th and 18th centuries
     3.Knows social consequences of population growth and urbanization in Europe between the 15th and 18th centuries
     4.Knows economic consequences of population growth and urbanization in Europe between the 15th and 18th centuries
     5.Knows the growth pattern of European cities between the 17th and 18th centuries
     6.Knows the major urban centers between the 17th and 18th centuries
     7.Understands causes and effects of the "agrarian revolution" on Western and Eastern European society
   Benchmark 8.Understands the effects on world trade of the Spanish silver trade from America
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows features of the Spanish silver trade from America
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 1.Understands shifts in the European economy, trade, and labor systems in the 16th century (e.g., aspects of manufacturing and production in the 16th century's emerging capitalist economy, developments that affected men's and women's work options in this period, trends in worldwide trade in the 16th century, how the Dutch and English merchant classes established a significant presence in the world market)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands shifts in the European economy in the 16th century
     2.Understands shifts in European trade in the 16th century
     3.Understands shifts in the European labor systems in the 16th century
     4.Understands aspects of manufacturing and production in the 16th century’s emerging capitalist economy
     5.Knows developments that affected men’s and women’s work options in this period
     6.Knows trends in worldwide trade in the 16th century
     7.Understands how the Dutch and English merchant classes established a significant presence in the world market