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Topic: Impact of post-World War II science and technology in the United States 

United States History

 Standard 26.  Understands the economic boom and social transformation of post-World War II United States
  Level II (Grade 5-6)
   Benchmark 1.Understands the impact of postwar scientific research on contemporary society (e.g., the work of pioneers in modern scientific research, the significance of research and scientific breakthroughs in promoting the U.S. space program)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the work of pioneers in modern scientific research
     2.Understands the significance of research breakthroughs in promoting the U.S. space program
     3.Understands the significance of scientific breakthroughs in promoting the U.S. space program
  Level III (Grade 7-8)
   Benchmark 1.Understands agricultural innovation and consolidation in the postwar period and their impact on the world economy
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands agricultural innovation in the postwar period
     2.Understands agricultural consolidation in the postwar period
     3.Understands the impact of agriculture on the world economy in the postwar period
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 1.Understands scientific and technological developments in America after World War II (e.g., the new system of scientific research and development, advances in medical science and how they improved the standard of living and changed demographic patterns, the global influence of the communications revolution ushered in by American technology)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands scientific developments in America after World War II
     2.Understands technological developments in America after World War II
     3.Understands the new system of scientific research after World War II
     4.Understands the new system of scientific development after World War II
     5.Understands advances in medical science after World War II
     6.Understands how advances in medical science after World War II improved the standard of living
     7.Understands how advances in medical science after World War II changed demographic patterns
     8.Understands the global influence of the communications revolution ushered in by American technology