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Topic: Immigration and demographic shifts in the United States 

United States History

 Standard 31.  Understands economic, social, and cultural developments in the contemporary United States
  Level II (Grade 5-6)
   Benchmark 2.Understands the factors that prompted new immigration in contemporary American society (e.g., new immigration policies after 1965, areas of the world from which most immigrants have come)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows the causes of immigration in contemporary America
     2.Knows immigration policies after 1965
     3.Knows areas of the world from which most immigrants have come
  Level III (Grade 7-8)
   Benchmark 2.Understands demographic shifts and the influences on recent immigration patterns (e.g., the flow from cities to suburbs, reasons for internal migrations from the "Rustbelt" to the "Sunbelt" and its impact on politics, implications of the shifting age structure of the population)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows about recent demographic shifts
     2.Knows the influences on recent immigration patterns
     3.Knows about the flow of people from cities to suburbs
     4.Knows reasons for internal migrations from the "Rustbelt" to the "Sunbelt"
     5.Knows the impact on politics of migration from the "Rustbelt" to the "Sunbelt"
     6.Knows the implications of the shifting age structure of the population
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 2.Understands how recent immigration and migration patterns, and demographic shifts, impacted social and political issues (e.g., major issues that affect immigrants and conflicts these issues engendered; changes in the size and composition of the traditional American family; demographic and residential mobility since 1970)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows how recent immigration and migration patterns impacted social issues
     2.Knows how recent immigration and migration patterns impacted political issues
     3.Knows major issues that affect immigrants
     4.Knows about conflicts that can arise because of issues that immigrants face
     5.Knows about changes to the size and composition of the typical American family

World History

 Standard 37.  Understand major global trends from 1750 to 1914
  Level II (Grade 5-6)
   Benchmark 2.Understands the experiences of immigrants to North and South America in the 19th century
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the experiences of immigrants to North America in the 19th century