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Topic: Economic programs and policies 

United States History

 Standard 24.  Understands how the New Deal addressed the Great Depression, transformed American federalism, and initiated the welfare state
  Level II (Grade 5-6)
   Benchmark 2.Understands the influences on and impact of the New Deal (e.g., how legislation and policies affected American workers and the labor movement, the condition of working men and women in the United States in the 1930s, how the New Deal affected the lives of local families, how women contributed to New Deal programs)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the influences of the New Deal
     2.Understands the impact of the New Deal
     3.Understands how legislation affected American workers during the 1930s
     4.Understands how policies affected American workers during the 1930s
     5.Understands how legislation affected the labor movement during the 1930s
     6.Understands how policies affected the labor movement during the 1930s
     7.Understands the condition of working men in the United States in the 1930s
     8.Understands the condition of working women in the United States in the 1930s
     9.Understands how the New Deal affected the lives of local families
     10.Understands how women contributed to New Deal programs
   Benchmark 3.Understands the significance and legacy of the New Deal (e.g., major New Deal programs still in effect today, support for and opposition to Roosevelt’s "court packing" proposal and why he abandoned this proposal)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the significance of the New Deal ideology
     2.Understands the legacy of the New Deal
     3.Understands that major New Deal programs are still in effect today
     4.Understands support for Roosevelt’s "court packing" proposal
     5.Understands the opposition to Roosevelt’s "court packing" proposal
     6.Understands why Roosevelt abandoned his "court packing" proposal
  Level III (Grade 7-8)
   Benchmark 5.Understands various challenges to the New Deal (e.g., arguments of leading opponents, the roots of opposition to Roosevelt's policies, the ideas of the Townsend Plan and the "Share the Wealth" program of Dr. Francis Townsend and Senator Huey Long)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands arguments of leading opponents to the New Deal
     2.Understands the roots of opposition to Roosevelt’s policies
     3.Understands the ideas of the Townsend Plan of Dr. Francis Townsend
     4.Understands the ideas of the "Share the Wealth" program of Senator Huey Long
   Benchmark 8.Understands how the New Deal influenced public opinion (e.g., the public's belief in the responsibility of government to deliver public services)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the public’s belief in the responsibility of the government to deliver public services is a legacy of the New Deal
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 1.Understands the first and second New Deals (e.g., the success of the relief, recovery, and reform measures associated with each)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the first New Deal
     2.Understands the second New Deal
     3.Understands the relief success associated with the first New Deal
     4.Understands the relief success associated with the second New Deal
     5.Understands the recovery success associated with the first New Deal
     6.Understands the recovery success associated with the second New Deal
     7.Understands the success of reform measures associated with the first New Deal
     8.Understands the success of reform measures associated with the second New Deal
   Benchmark 2.Understands how the New Deal influenced the civil and political rights of diverse groups (e.g., the involvement of women and minorities in the New Deal and its impact upon them, FDR's commitment to advancing the civil and political rights of African Americans, how African Americans planted the seeds of a civil rights revolution during the 1930s, how the Indian Reorganization Act of 1934 affected Native Americans, the role of John Collier in securing a "new deal" for Native Americans)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands how the New Deal influenced the civil rights of diverse groups
     2.Understands how the New Deal influenced the political rights of diverse groups
     3.Understands the involvement of women in the New Deal
     4.Understands the involvement of minorities in the New Deal
     5.Understands the impact of the New Deal on women
     6.Understands the impact of the New Deal on minorities
     7.Understands FDR’s commitment to advancing the civil rights of African Americans
     8.Understands FDR’s commitment to advancing the political rights of African Americans
     9.Understands how African Americans planted the seeds of a civil rights revolution during the 1930s
     10.Understands how the Indian Reorganization Act of 1934 affected Native Americans
     11.Understands the role of John Collier in securing a "new deal" for Native Americans
   Benchmark 3.Understands how the New Deal influenced labor and employment (e.g., the impact of the New Deal on non-union workers; factors contributing to the success of the CIO leadership in organizing the rubber, auto, and steel workers in the period 1937 1941; labor's commitment to organizing; causes, strategies, and leadership of major strikes during the New Deal; the effects of the New Deal agricultural programs on farm laborers)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands how the New Deal influenced labor
     2.Understands how the New Deal influenced employment
     3.Understands the impact of the New Deal on non-union workers
     4.Understands factors contributing to the success of the CIO Leadership in organizing the rubber workers in the period 1937-1941
     5.Understands factors contributing to the success of the CIO Leadership in organizing the auto workers in the period 1937-1941
     6.Understands factors contributing to the success of the CIO Leadership in organizing the steel workers in the period 1937-1941
     7.Understands labor’s commitment to organizing
     8.Understands the causes of major strikes during the New Deal
     9.Understands the strategies of major strikes during the New Deal
     10.Understands the leadership of major strikes during the New Deal
     11.Understands the effects of the New Deal agricultural programs on farm labor
   Benchmark 4.Understands influences on the New Deal (e.g., Supreme Court cases related to the New Deal and Roosevelt’s response to the rulings; the class basis for support and opposition to the New Deal in the Northeast, South, Midwest, and Far West)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands Supreme Court cases related to the New Deal
     2.Understands Roosevelt’s response to rulings by the Supreme Court related to the New Deal
     3.Understands the class basis for support to the New Deal in the Northeast
     4.Understands the class basis for support to the New Deal in the South
     5.Understands the class basis for support to the New Deal in the Midwest
     6.Understands the class basis for support to the New Deal in the Far West
     7.Understands the class basis for opposition to the New Deal in the Northeast
     8.Understands the class basis for opposition to the New Deal in the South
     9.Understands the class basis for opposition to the New Deal in the Midwest
     10.Understands the class basis for opposition to the New Deal in the Far West
   Benchmark 5.Understands the significance and ideology of FDR and the New Deal (e.g., whether the New Deal was able to solve the problems of depression, who the New Deal helped the most and the least; how the New Deal changed the relationship between state and federal government)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the significance of FDR
     2.Understands the significance of the New Deal ideology
     3.Understands the ideology of FDR
     4.Understands the ideology of the New Deal
     5.Understands whether the New Deal was able to solve the problems of the depression
     6.Understands who the New Deal helped the most
     7.Understands who the New Deal helped the least
     8.Understands how the New Deal changed the relationship between state and federal government
 Standard 30.  Understands developments in foreign policy and domestic politics between the Nixon and Clinton presidencies
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 4.Understands the major economic issues from the Reagan through the Clinton presidencies (e.g., why labor unions declined in recent decades, the impact of recession and the growing national debt on the Bush and Clinton administration's domestic agendas, the impact of Reagan's tax policies on the national economy)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows the major economic issues during the Reagan administration
     2.Knows the major economic issues during the Bush administration
     3.Knows the major economic issues during the Clinton administration
     4.Knows why labor unions declined in recent decades
     5.Knows the impact of recession and the growing national debt on the Bush administration’s domestic agenda
     6.Knows the impact of recession and the growing national debt on the Clinton administration’s domestic agenda
     7.Knows the impact of Reagan’s tax policies on the national economy