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Topic: Changes in American life during the 1930s 

United States History

 Standard 23.  Understands the causes of the Great Depression and how it affected American society
  Level II (Grade 5-6)
   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 2.Understands the social and economic impact of the Great Depression (e.g., the impact of the depression on industry and workers; the response of local and state officials in combating the resulting economic and social crises; the effects of the depression on American families and on ethnic and racial minorities; the effect on gender roles; the victimization of African Americans and white sharecroppers)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the social impact of the Great Depression
     2.Understands the economic impact of the Great Depression
     3.Understands the impact of the depression on industry
     4.Understands the impact of the depression on workers
     5.Understands the response of local officials in combating the resulting economic crisis
     6.Understands the response of state officials in combating the resulting economic crisis
     7.Understands the response of local officials in combating the resulting social crisis
     8.Understands the response of state officials in combating the resulting social crisis
     9.Understands the effects of the depression on American families
     10.Understands the effects of the depression on ethnic minorities
     11.Understands the effects of the depression on racial minorities
     12.Understands the effect of the depression on gender roles
     13.Understands the victimization of African Americans during the Great Depression
     14.Understands the victimization of white sharecroppers during the Great Depression
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 2.Understands the impact of the Great Depression on American culture (e.g., art, literature, and music, and the government’s role in promoting artistic expression; how the works of various American artists reflected American conditions in the 1930s and influenced the New Deal)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the role of art in promoting artistic expression during the Great Depression
     2.Understands the role of literature in promoting artistic expression during the Great Depression
     3.Understands the role of music in promoting artistic expression during the Great Depression
     4.Understands the role of the government in promoting artistic expression during the Great Depression
     5.Understands how the works of various American artists reflect American conditions in the 1930s
     6.Understands how the works of various American artists influenced the New Deal
   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
     3.Understands how the Great Depression influenced charitable resources in the period 1930-1938