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Topic: Economic patterns in the United States since 1968 

United States History

 Standard 31.  Understands economic, social, and cultural developments in the contemporary United States
  Level II (Grade 5-6)
   Benchmark 1.Understands changes in the contemporary workplace (e.g., how scientific and technological changes and the computer revolution affect the economy and nature of work, kinds of education and skills required for available jobs)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows the changing nature of the contemporary workplace
     2.Knows how scientific changes affect the economy and nature of work
     3.Knows how scientific changes affect the education and skills needed for available jobs
     4.Knows how technological changes affect the economy and nature of work
     5.Knows how the computer revolution affects the economy and nature of work
     6.Knows how the computer revolution affects the education and skills needed for available jobs
  Level III (Grade 7-8)
   Benchmark 1.Understands changes in the workplace and the economy in contemporary America (e.g., the effects of a sharp increase in labor force participation of women and new immigrants; the shift of the labor force from manufacturing to service industries)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows changes in the workplace in contemporary America
     2.Knows changes in the economy in contemporary America
     3.Knows the effects of a sharp increase in labor force participation by women in contemporary America
     4.Knows the effects of a sharp increase in labor force participation by new immigrants in contemporary America
     5.Knows about the shift of the labor force from manufacturing to service industries
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 1.Understands how changes in the national and global economy have influenced the workplace (e.g., sluggishness in the overall rate of economic growth, the relative stagnation of wages since 1973, the social and political impact of an increase in income disparities, the effects of increased global trade and competition on the U.S. economy, the influence of new technology on education and learning, and the relation between education and earnings in the workplace)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows how changes in the national economy have influenced the workplace
     2.Knows how changes in the global economy have influenced the workplace
     3.Knows about sluggishness in the overall rate of economic growth
     4.Knows about the relative stagnation of wages since 1973
     5.Knows about the social impact of an increase in income disparities
     6.Knows about the political impact of an increase in income disparities
     7.Knows the effects of increased global trade on the U.S. economy
     8.Knows the effects of increased competition on the U.S. economy
     9.Knows the influence of new technology on education and learning
     10.Knows the relation between education and earnings in the workplace