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Topic: Education and society 

United States History

 Standard 17.  Understands massive immigration after 1870 and how new social patterns, conflicts, and ideas of national unity developed amid growing cultural diversity
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 2.Understands the influence of public education on American society after 1870 (e.g., the role of public and parochial schools in integrating immigrants into mainstream America, how the rise of public education and voluntary organizations promoted national unity and American values)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the role of public schools in integrating immigrants into mainstream America
     2.Understands how the rise of public education promoted national unity
     3.Understands how the rise of voluntary organizations promoted national unity
     4.Understands how the rise of public education promoted American values

Civics

 Standard 8.  Understands the central ideas of American constitutional government and how this form of government has shaped the character of American society
  Level II (Grade 3-5)
   Benchmark 8.Understands the importance of education as a characteristic of American society (e.g., education is essential for informed and effective citizenship; education is important for earning a living; everyone has a right to public education; people with special needs should be provided with appropriate educational opportunities)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands that education is essential for informed and effective citizenship
     2.Understands that education is important for earning a living
     3.Understands that everyone has the right to public education
     4.Understands that people with special needs should be provided with appropriate educational opportunities
 Standard 13.  Understands the character of American political and social conflict and factors that tend to prevent or lower its intensity
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 5.Knows how universal public education and the existence of a popular culture that crosses class boundaries have tended to reduce the intensity of political conflict (e.g., by creating common ground among diverse groups)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows how universal public education has reduced the intensity of political conflict

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 5.Understands aspects of education in 19th-century Europe (e.g., aspects of the basic school day for male and female students in the 19th century; how significantly education, or lack thereof, affected the lives and prospects of 19th century Europeans; differences in the daily lives of children from working, middle class, and upper class families)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands aspects of the basic school day for male and female students in the 19th century
     2.Understands how significantly education, or lack thereof, affected the lives and prospects of 19th century Europeans
     3.Understands differences in the daily lives of children from working, middle class, and upper class families
  Level III (Grade 7-8)
   Benchmark 3.Understands social change and the emergence of new social class culture in 19th-century Europe (e.g., the elements of the distinctive middle-class and working class culture that developed in industrial Europe; how the average standard of living changed in Europe in the 19th century and the factors that accounted for this change; broad-ranging benefits and disadvantages of attending school for children from peasant, middle class, craft, and urban factory-working families)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     3.Understands broad ranging benefits of attending school for children from peasant, middle class, craft, and urban factory working families
     4.Understands broad ranging disadvantages of attending school for children from peasant, middle class, craft, and urban factory working families
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 5.Understands the status of education in 19th-century Europe (e.g., how expanded educational opportunities and literacy contributed to changes in European society and cultural life, what countries enacted compulsory education by the end of the 19th century, how school attendance figures were affected by the industrial age)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands how expanded educational opportunities and literacy contributed to changes in 19th century European society and cultural life
     2.Knows which countries enacted compulsory education by the end of the 19th century
     3.Knows how school attendance figures were affected by the industrial age
   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
     5.Understands the impact of the expansion of secular education upon women’s legal and political rights
 Standard 37.  Understand major global trends from 1750 to 1914
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 3.Understands the process of educational reform in various Muslim regions during the 19th century (e.g., the new institutions that were established, the effect of this reform on women, those areas that wholly embraced Western values, and those that rejected them)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the new educational institutions that were established in various Muslim regions in the 19th century
     2.Understands the effect of educational reforms on women in Muslim regions in the 19th century
     3.Knows those areas that wholly embraced Western educational values, and those that rejected them