Standards Database Logo
Home | Browse | Search | Purpose | History | Process | Acknowledgment| Reference

 


 


Topic: Great Depression 

United States History

 Standard 23.  Understands the causes of the Great Depression and how it affected American society
  Level II (Grade 5-6)
   Benchmark 1.Understands economic aspects of the Great Depression (e.g., the causes and consequences of the stock market crash of 1929; the factors that contributed to the Great Depression; the effects of the depression on farmers, city workers, and military veterans)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the causes of the stock market crash of 1929
     2.Understands the consequences of the stock market crash of 1929
     3.Understands the factors that contributed to the Great Depression
     4.Understands the effects of the depression on farmers
     5.Understands the effects of the depression on city workers
     6.Understands the effects of the depression on military veterans
   Benchmark 2.Understands the environmental and social impact of the Great Depression (e.g., the effects of the Great Depression and Dust Bowl on American farm owners, tenants, and sharecroppers; the effects of the depression on diverse groups and on local communities)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the environmental impact of the Great Depression
     2.Understands the social impact of the Great Depression
     3.Understands the effects of the Great Depression on American farm owners
     4.Understands the effects of the Great Depression on American farm tenants
     5.Understands the effects of the Great Depression on American sharecroppers
     6.Understands the effects of the Dust Bowl on American farm owners
     7.Understands the effects of the Dust Bowl on American farm tenants
     8.Understands the effects of the Dust Bowl on American sharecroppers
     9.Understands the effects of the depression on diverse groups
     10.Understands the effects of the depression on local communities
  Level III (Grade 7-8)
   Benchmark 1.Understands various political influences on the Great Depression (e.g., the effectiveness of measures the Hoover administration took to stem the tide of the Great Depression, the central political and economic causes of the Great Depression)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the effectiveness of measures the Hoover administration took to stem the tide of the Great Depression
     2.Understands the central political causes of the Great Depression
     3.Understands the central economic causes of the Great Depression
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 1.Understands influences on the national and global economy in the 1920s and 1930s (e.g., economic policies of the Harding and Coolidge administrations and their impact on wealth distribution, investment, and taxes; the global context of the depression and the reasons for the worldwide economic collapse; characteristics of the American economy in the 1920s)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands influences on the national economy in the 1920s
     2.Understands influences on the national economy in the 1930s
     3.Understands influences on the global economy in the 1920s
     4.Understands influences on the global economy in the 1930s
     5.Understands the economic policies of the Harding administration
     6.Understands the economic policies of the Coolidge administration
     7.Understands the impact of the economic policies of the Harding administration on wealth distribution
     8.Understands the impact of the economic policies of the Coolidge administration on wealth distribution
     9.Understands the impact of the economic policies of the Harding administration on investment
     10.Understands the impact of the economic policies of the Coolidge administration on investment
     11.Understands the impact of the economic policies of the Harding administration on taxes
     12.Understands the impact of the economic policies of the Coolidge administration on taxes
     13.Understands the global context of the depression
     14.Understands the reasons for the worldwide economic collapse
     15.Understands characteristics of the American economy in the 1920s
   Benchmark 3.Understands how the Great Depression influenced local, state, and charitable resources in the period 1930-1938
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands how the Great Depression influenced local resources in the period 1930-1938
     2.Understands how the Great Depression influenced state resources in the period 1930-1938

World History

 Standard 40.  Understands the search for peace and stability throughout the world in the 1920s and 1930s
  Level II (Grade 5-6)
   Benchmark 4.Understands the economic and social impact of the Great Depression (e.g., how the Great Depression affected industrialized economies and societies around the world; the human cost of the depression; how governments, businesses, social groups, families and individuals coped with hardships of world depression)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the economic impact of the Great Depression
     2.Understands the social impact of the Great Depression
     3.Understands how the Great Depression affected industrialized economies around the world
     4.Understands how the Great Depression affected societies around the world
     5.Understands the human cost of the depression
     6.Understands how governments coped with the hardships of world depression
     7.Understands how businesses coped with the hardships of world depression
     8.Understands how social groups coped with the hardships of world depression
     9.Understands how families coped with the hardships of world depression
     10.Understands how individuals coped with the hardships of world depression
  Level III (Grade 7-8)
   Benchmark 6.Understands how the Great Depression affected economies and systems of government globally (e.g., how the Depression contributed to the growth of communist, fascist, and socialist movements, and how it affected capitalist economic theory and practice among leading Western industrial powers; how the depression affected countries dependent on foreign markets and foreign capital investment)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands how the Great Depression affected global economies
     2.Understands how the Great Depression affected global systems of government
     3.Understands how the Depression contributed to the growth of communist movements
     4.Understands how the Depression contributed to the growth of fascist movements
     5.Understands how the Depression contributed to the growth of socialist movements
     6.Understands how the Great Depression affected capitalist economic theory
     7.Understands how the Great Depression affected capitalist economic practice among leading Western industrial powers
     8.Understands how the Great Depression affected countries dependent on foreign markets
     9.Understands how the Great Depression affected countries dependent on foreign capital investment
   Benchmark 7.Understands the reflections of Depression-era hunger and poverty in the works of such artists as Käthe Kollwitz, José Clemente Orozco, and Dorothea Lange, and their impact upon society
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the reflections of Depression-era hunger and poverty in the works of Kathe Kollwitz
     2.Understands the reflections of Depression-era hunger and poverty in the works of Jos Clemente Orozco
     3.Understands the reflections of Depression-era hunger and poverty in the works of Dorothea Lange
     4.Understands the impact of Depression-era artists upon society
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 6.Understands the causes of the Great Depression and its immediate and long-term consequences for the world (e.g., the financial, economic, and social causes of the Great Depression, and its global impact; how the Depression affected colonial peoples of Africa and Asia, and how it contributed to the growth of nationalist movements; how the Great Depression affected the Middle East under British and French mandates; to what degree Britain, Germany, Japan, the Soviet Union, and the United States employed the military-industrial complex to stimulate recovery from the Great Depression)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the causes of the Great Depression
     2.Understands the immediate consequences of the Great Depression for the world
     3.Understands the long-term consequences of the Great Depression for the world
     4.Understands the financial causes of the Great Depression
     5.Understands the economic causes of the Great Depression
     6.Understands the social causes of the Great Depression
     7.Understands the global impact of the Great Depression
     8.Understands how the Depression affected colonial peoples of Africa
     9.Understands how the Depression affected colonial peoples of Asia
     10.Understands how the Great Depression contributed to the growth of nationalist movements
     11.Understands how the Great Depression affected the Middle East under British and French mandates
     12.Understands to what degree Britain employed the military-industrial complex to stimulate recovery from the Great Depression
     13.Understands to what degree Germany employed the military-industrial complex to stimulate recovery from the Great Depression
     14.Understands to what degree Japan employed the military-industrial complex to stimulate recovery from the Great Depression
     15.Understands to what degree the Soviet Union employed the military-industrial complex to stimulate recovery from the Great Depression
     16.Understands to what degree the United States employed the military-industrial complex to stimulate recovery from the Great Depression
   Benchmark 11.Understands the origins and consequences for international trade of the U.S. Smoot-Hawley Tariff (e.g., how international trade was affected by the depression, how other nations reacted to the tariff)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the origins of the U.S. Smoot-Hawley Tariff
     2.Understands the consequences of the U.S. Smoot-Hawley Tariff for international trade from
     3.Understands how international trade was affected by the depression