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Topic: Emergence of modern capitalist economy, 1920s 

United States History

 Standard 22.  Understands how the United States changed between the post-World War I years and the eve of the Great Depression
  Level II (Grade 5-6)
   Benchmark 2.Understands how urban life changed in the 1920s (e.g., how scientific management and technological innovations, including assembly lines, rapid transit, household appliances, and radio, transformed production, work and daily life; how improvements in steel construction and elevators contributed to the changes; why people prized home ownership; why people left the cities for the suburbs)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands how scientific management transformed production in the 1920s
     2.Understands how scientific management transformed work in the 1920s
     3.Understands how scientific management transformed daily life in the 1920s
     4.Understands how technological innovations transformed production in the 1920s
     5.Understands how technological innovations transformed work in the 1920s
     6.Understands how technological innovations transformed daily life in the 1920s
     7.Understands how assembly lines transformed production in the 1920s
     8.Understands how assembly lines transformed work in the 1920s
     9.Understands how assembly lines transformed daily life in the 1920s
     10.Understands how rapid transit transformed production in the 1920s
     11.Understands how rapid transit transformed work in the 1920s
     12.Understands how rapid transit transformed daily life in the 1920s
     13.Understands how household appliances transformed production in the 1920s
     14.Understands how household appliances transformed work in the 1920s
     15.Understands how household appliances transformed daily life in the 1920s
     16.Understands how radio transformed production in the 1920s
     17.Understands how radio transformed work in the 1920s
     18.Understands how radio transformed daily life in the 1920s
     19.Understands how improvements in steel constructions contributed to changes in the 1920s
     20.Understands how elevators contributed to changes in the 1920s
     21.Understands why people prized home ownership in the 1920s
     22.Understands why people left the cities for the suburbs in the 1920s
  Level III (Grade 7-8)
   Benchmark 2.Understands elements that contributed to the rise of modern capitalist economy (e.g., changes in the modern corporation of the 1920s, including labor policies and the advent of mass advertising and sales techniques; the role of new technology and scientific research in the rise of agribusiness and agricultural productivity; the impact of advertisement on the desire for new products)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands changes in the modern corporation of the 1920s
     2.Understands changes in labor policies in modern corporations of the 1920s
     3.Understands changes from the advent of mass advertising in modern corporations of the 1920s
     4.Understands changes in sales techniques in modern corporations of the 1920s
     5.Understands the role of new technology in the rise of agribusiness
     6.Understands the role of new technology in the rise of agricultural productivity
     7.Understands the role of new scientific research in the rise of agribusiness
     8.Understands the role of new scientific research in the rise of agricultural productivity
     9.Understands the impact of advertisement on the desire for new products
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 2.Understands factors that contributed to changes in work, production, and the rise of a consumer culture (e.g., the "new paternalism" of the modern corporation, how national advertising and sales campaigns affected the American economy)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands factors that contributed to changes in work in the 1920s
     2.Understands factors that contributed to changes in production in the 1920s
     3.Understands factors that contributed to the rise of a consumer culture in the 1920s
     4.Understands the "new paternalism" of the modern corporation
     5.Understands how national advertising affected the American economy in the 1920s
     6.Understands how sales campaigns affected the American economy in the 1920s
   Benchmark 3.Understands influences on urban life in America during the 1920s (e.g., new downtown business areas, suburbs, transportation, architecture, the idea of the "civic center")
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the influence of new downtown business areas on urban life in America during the 1920s
     2.Understands the influence of suburbs on urban life in America during the 1920s
     3.Understands the influence of new transportation on urban life in America during the 1920s
     4.Understands the influence of new architecture on urban life in America during the 1920s
     5.Understands the influence of the idea of the "civic center" on urban life in America during the 1920s