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Topic: Cultural continuity and change 

United States History

 Standard 26.  Understands the economic boom and social transformation of post-World War II United States
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 4.Understands social, religious, cultural, and economic changes at the onset of the Cold War era (e.g., the causes and results of new governmental spending on educational programs, the expansion of suburbanization and the impact of the "crabgrass frontier," the role of religion, the impact of the GI Bill on higher education, how the Cold War influenced the lives and roles of women, how artists and writers portrayed the effects of alienation on the individual and society after 1945)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands social changes at the onset of the Cold War era
     2.Understands religious changes at the onset of the Cold War era
     3.Understands cultural changes at the onset of the Cold War era
     4.Understands economic changes at the onset of the Cold War era
     5.Understands the causes and results of new governmental spending on educational programs
     6.Understands the impact of the GI Bill on higher education
     7.Understands how the Cold War influenced the lives and roles of women
     8.Knows how artists and writers portrayed the effects of alienation on the individual and society after 1945
 Standard 27.  Understands how the Cold War and conflicts in Korea and Vietnam influenced domestic and international politics
  Level II (Grade 5-6)
   Benchmark 3.Understands the characteristics and impact of the Vietnam War (e.g., the war's effect on Vietnamese and Americans; effects on postwar politics and culture; the location of the war in Southeast Asia; how the war escalated during the 1960s)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the effect of the Vietnam War on Vietnamese and Americans
     2.Understands the effects of the Vietnam War on postwar politics and culture
     3.Knows the location of the Vietnam War in Southeast Asia
     4.Knows how the Vietnam War escalated during the 1960s
 Standard 31.  Understands economic, social, and cultural developments in the contemporary United States
  Level III (Grade 7-8)
   Benchmark 4.Understands various influences on American culture (e.g., the desegregation of education and its role in the creation of private white academies; the influence of the media on contemporary American culture; how ethnic art, food, music, and clothing are incorporated into mainstream culture and society)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows how desegregation has influenced American education
     2.Knows that desegregation of education played a role in the creation of private white academies
     3.Knows how the media influences contemporary American culture

Geography

 Standard 10.  Understands the nature and complexity of Earth's cultural mosaics
  Level II (Grade 3-5)
   Benchmark 4.Understands cultural change (in terms of, e.g., the role of women in society, the role of children in society, clothing styles, modes of transportation, food preferences, types of housing, attitudes toward the environment and resources)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands cultural change in terms of the role of women in society
     2.Understands cultural change in terms of the role of children in society
     3.Understands cultural change in terms of clothing styles
     4.Understands cultural change in terms of modes of transportation
     5.Understands cultural change in terms of food preferences
     6.Understands cultural change in terms of types of housing
     7.Understands cultural change in terms of attitudes toward the environment
     8.Understands cultural change in terms of attitudes toward resources
  Level III (Grade 6-8)
   Benchmark 1.Knows the distinctive cultural landscapes associated with migrant populations (e.g., Chinatowns in the Western world, European enclaves in Japan and China in the 19th century, Little Italy sections of American cities from the beginning of the 19th century to the present)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows the distinctive cultural landscapes associated with Chinatowns in the Western world
     2.Knows the distinctive cultural landscapes associated with European enclaves in Japan and China in the 19th century
     3.Knows the distinctive cultural landscapes associated with Little Italy sections of American cities from the beginning of the 19th century to the present

World History

 Standard 44.  Understands the search for community, stability, and peace in an interdependent world
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 14.Understands how specific countries have implemented social and cultural changes (e.g., the different manifestations of China's contingency quest for a "new culture" throughout the 20th century, and what the Cultural Revolution meant for Chinese people in the late 1960s; models for family life, the economy, and social and political institutions suggested by modern Muslim intellectuals)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     2.Understands how specific countries have implemented cultural changes
     3.Understands the different manifestations of China’s contingency quest for a "new culture" throughout the 20th century
     4.Understands what the Cultural Revolution meant for Chinese people in the late 1960s
     5.Knows models for family life, the economy, and social and political institutions suggested by modern Muslim intellectuals