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Topic: Impact of World War II on the home front 

United States History

 Standard 25.  Understands the causes and course of World War II, the character of the war at home and abroad, and its reshaping of the U.S. role in world affairs
  Level II (Grade 5-6)
   Benchmark 2.Understands significant military aspects of World War II (e.g., major turning points of the war; Axis and Allied military campaigns in the European and Pacific theaters; the financial, material, and human costs of the war and their economic consequences for the Allies and the Axis powers; the locations of the major theaters of war in North Africa, Europe, and the Pacific; the diverse contributions of men and women during the war)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows the major turning points of World War II
     2.Understands the Axis military campaigns in the European theater
     3.Understands the Axis military campaigns in the Pacific theater
     4.Understands the Allies military campaigns in the European theater
     5.Understands the Allies military campaigns in the Pacific theater
     6.Understands the financial costs of the war for the Allies and Axis powers
     7.Understands the material costs of the war for the Allies and Axis powers
     8.Understands the human costs of World War II for the Allies and Axis powers
     9.Understands the economic consequences of World War II for the Allies
     10.Understands the economic consequences of World War II for the Axis powers
     11.Knows the locations of the major theaters of war in North Africa
     12.Knows the locations of the major theaters of war in Europe
     13.Knows the locations of the major theaters of war in the Pacific
     14.Understands the diverse contributions of men during the war
     15.Understands the diverse contributions of women during the war
   Benchmark 3.Understands events on the U.S. home front during World War II (e.g., economic and military mobilization; the internment of Japanese Americans and the implications for civil liberties)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands economic mobilization on the U.S. home front during World War II
     2.Understands military mobilization on the U.S. home front during World War II
     3.Understands the internment of Japanese Americans in the U.S. during World War II
     4.Understands the implications for civil liberties from the internment of Japanese Americans
  Level III (Grade 7-8)
   Benchmark 7.Understands how World War II influenced American society (e.g., how the war fostered cultural exchange and promoted nationalism and American identity, the effects on gender roles and the American family)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands how World War II fostered cultural exchange
     2.Understands how World War II promoted nationalism
     3.Understands how World War II promoted and American identity
     4.Understands the effects of World War II on gender roles
     5.Understands the effects of World War II on the American family
   Benchmark 8.Understands how minority groups were affected by World War II (e.g., how minority groups organized to gain access to wartime jobs and discrimination they faced, factors that led to the internment of Japanese Americans)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands how minority groups organized to gain wartime jobs
     2.Understands the discrimination faced by minority groups during World War II
     3.Understands the factors that led to the internment of Japanese Americans
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 4.Understands how World War II influenced the home front (e.g., the impact on science, medicine, and technology; how Americans viewed their achievements and global responsibilities at the war’s end; how minorities contributed to the war effort and the contradiction between their treatment at home and the goals that they were fighting for in Europe; the effects of the relocation centers on Japanese American families)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the impact of World War II on science
     2.Understands the impact of World War II on medicine
     3.Understands the impact of World War II on technology
     4.Understands how Americans viewed their achievements at the war’s end
     5.Understands how Americans viewed their global responsibilities at the war’s end
     6.Understands how minorities contributed to the war effort
     7.Understands the contradiction between the treatment of minorities at home and the goals that they were fighting for in Europe
     8.Understands the effects of the relocation centers on Japanese American families