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Topic: Effects of World War I  

World History

 Standard 39.  Understands the causes and global consequences of World War I
  Level II (Grade 5-6)
   Benchmark 2.Understands the immediate and long-term consequences of World War I (e.g., the principal theaters of conflict in World War I in Europe, Southeast Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, East Asia, and the South Pacific; major turning points in the war; the short-term demographic, social, economic, and environmental consequences of the war's violence and destruction; the hardships of trench warfare)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the immediate consequences of World War I
     2.Understands the long-term consequences of World War I
     3.Understands the principal theaters of conflict in World War I in Europe
     4.Understands the principal theaters of conflict in World War I in Southeast Asia
     5.Understands the principal theaters of conflict in World War I in Sub-Saharan Africa
     6.Understands the principal theaters of conflict in World War I in East Africa
     7.Understands the principal theaters of conflict in World War I in the South Pacific
     8.Knows the major turning points in World War I
     9.Understands the short-term demographic consequences of the World War I’s violence and destruction
     10.Understands the short-term social consequences of the World War I’s violence and destruction
     11.Understands the short-term economic consequences of the World War I’s violence and destruction
     12.Understands the short-term environmental consequences of the World War I’s violence and destruction
     13.Understands the hardships of trench warfare
 Standard 40.  Understands the search for peace and stability throughout the world in the 1920s and 1930s
  Level III (Grade 7-8)
   Benchmark 1.Understands the immediate and long-term political and social effects of World War I (e.g., the objectives and achievements of the women's movements in the context of World War I and its aftermath, the causes and effects of the U.S. isolationist policies on world politics and international relations in the 1920s, the agreements on reparation payments made at the Conference of Versailles and how these agreements corresponded to Woodrow Wilson's Fourteen Points)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the immediate political effects of World War I
     2.Understands the immediate social effects of World War I
     3.Understands the long-term political effects of World War I
     4.Understands the long-term social effects of World War I
     5.Understands the objectives of the women’s movement in the context of World War I and its aftermath
     6.Understands the achievements of the women’s movement in the context of World War I and its aftermath
     7.Understands the causes of the U.S. isolationist policies
     8.Understands the effects of the U.S. isolationist policies on world politics in the 1920s
     9.Understands the effects of the U.S. isolationist policies on international relations in the 1920s
     10.Knows about the agreements on reparation payments made at the Conference of Versailles
     11.Understands how the agreements on reparation payments made at the Conference of Versailles correspond to Woodrow Wilson’s Fourteen Points
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 1.Understands how the collapse of the German, Hapsburg, and Ottoman Empires and the creation of new states affected international relations in Europe and the Middle East
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands how the collapse of the German Empire affected international relations in Europe
     2.Understands how the collapse of the Hapsburg Empire affected international relations in Europe
     3.Understands how the collapse of the Ottoman Empire affected international relations in Europe
     4.Understands how the collapse of the German Empire affected international relations in the Middle East
     5.Understands how the collapse of the Hapsburg Empire affected international relations in the Middle East
     6.Understands how the collapse of the Ottoman Empire affected international relations in the Middle East
     7.Understands how the creation of new states affected international relations in Europe
     8.Understands how the creation of new states affected international relations in the Middle East
   Benchmark 2.Understands how World War I influenced demographics and the international economy (e.g., the impact of the war on the international economy and the effects of industrial conversion from war to peace in Britain, France, Italy, and Germany; significant refugee populations created as a result of World War I, and their movements and dispersion)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands how World War I influenced demographics
     2.Understands how World War I influenced the international economy
     3.Understands the effects of industrial conversion from war to peace in Britain
     4.Understands the effects of industrial conversion from war to peace in France
     5.Understands the effects of industrial conversion from war to peace in Italy
     6.Understands the effects of industrial conversion from war to peace in Germany
     7.Understands the significant refugee populations created as a result of World War I
     8.Understands the movements of the significant refugee populations created as a result of World War I
     9.Understands the dispersion of the significant refugee populations created as a result of World War I
 Standard 41.  Understands the causes and global consequences of World War II
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 6.Understands the argument that the severity of the Treaty of Versailles caused unavoidable revolt against the nations that imposed it
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows why the Treaty of Versailles was considered harsh
     2.Knows why some could argue that revolt against those who imposed the treaty was inevitable