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Topic: Group and national identity 

Geography

 Standard 10.  Understands the nature and complexity of Earth's cultural mosaics
  Level II (Grade 3-5)
   Benchmark 2.Understands how different people living in the same region maintain different ways of life (e.g., the cultural differences between Native Americans and Europeans living along the eastern seaboard in the 17th century; differences among Sikhs, Hindus, and Muslims living in India today)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows the cultural differences between Native Americans and Europeans living along the eastern seaboard in the 17th century
     2.Knows the differences among Sikhs, Hindus, and Muslims living in India today
     3.Understands that people living in the same region sometimes maintain different ways of life
 Standard 13.  Understands the forces of cooperation and conflict that shape the divisions of Earth's surface
  Level III (Grade 6-8)
   Benchmark 1.Understands factors that contribute to cooperation (e.g., similarities in religion, language, political beliefs) or conflict (e.g., economic competition for scarce resources, boundary disputes, cultural differences, control of strategic locations) within and between regions and countries
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands factors that contribute to cooperation within and between regions
     2.Understands factors that contribute to cooperation within and between countries
     3.Understands factors that contribute to conflict within and between regions
     4.Understands factors that contribute to conflict within and between countries
     5.Knows that similarities in religion contribute to cooperation within and between countries
     6.Knows that similarities in religion contribute to cooperation within and between regions
     7.Knows that similarities in language contribute to cooperation within and between countries
     8.Knows that similarities in language contribute to cooperation within and between regions
     9.Knows that similarities in political beliefs contribute to cooperation within and between countries
     10.Knows that similarities in political beliefs contribute to cooperation within and between regions
     11.Knows that economic competition for scarce resources contributes to conflict within and between countries
     12.Knows that economic competition for scarce resources contributes to conflict within and between regions
     13.Knows that boundary disputes contribute to conflict within and between countries
     14.Knows that boundary disputes contribute to conflict within and between regions
     15.Knows that cultural differences contribute to conflict within and between countries
     16.Knows that cultural differences contribute to conflict within and between regions
     17.Knows that control of strategic locations contributes to conflict within and between countries
     18.Knows that control of strategic locations contributes to conflict within and between regions
   Benchmark 3.Understands the various factors involved in the development of nation-states (e.g., competition for territory and resources, desire for self-rule, nationalism, history of domination by powerful countries)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands competition for territory as a factor involved in the development of nation-states
     2.Understands competition for resources as a factor involved in the development of nation-states
     3.Understands the desire for self-rule as a factor involved in the development of nation-states
     4.Understands nationalism as a factor involved in the development of nation-states

Behavioral Studies

 Standard 2.  Understands various meanings of social group, general implications of group membership, and different ways that groups function
  Level III (Grade 6-8)
   Benchmark 3.Understands that group identity may create a feeling of superiority, which increases group cohesion, but may also occasion hostility toward and/or from other groups
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands that group identity may create a feeling of superiority

United States History

 Standard 12.  Understands the sources and character of cultural, religious, and social reform movements in the antebellum period
  Level II (Grade 5-6)
   Benchmark 1.Understands how literary and artistic movements fostered a distinct American identity among different groups and in different regions
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands how literary movements fostered a distinct American identity among different groups
     2.Understands how literary movements fostered a distinct American identity among different regions
     3.Understands how artistic movements fostered a distinct American identity among different groups
     4.Understands how artistic movements fostered a distinct American identity among different regions

World History

 Standard 22.  Understands the growth of states, towns, and trade in Sub-Saharan Africa between the 11th and 15th centuries
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 4.Understands the role of language in shaping African society (e.g., class structure and cultural influence of Swahili-speaking towns of East Africa; relationships among modern Bantu languages and what these relationships reveal about migrations of Bantu-speaking peoples; the interaction of religion with wealth, language, and country of origin in influencing social status)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     3.Understands the interaction of religion with wealth, language, and country of origin in influencing social status
 Standard 39.  Understands the causes and global consequences of World War I
  Level III (Grade 7-8)
   Benchmark 1.Understands events that contributed to the outbreak of World War I (e.g., diverse long-range causes of World War I, such as political and economic rivalries, ethnic and ideological conflicts, militarism, imperialism, and nationalism; how nationalism threatened the balance of power among the Great Powers in Europe, and why it was considered one of the causes of World War I)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the long-range causes of World War I
     2.Understands the political rivalries that caused World War I
     4.Understands the ethnic conflicts that caused World War I
     5.Understands the ideological conflicts that caused World War I
     7.Understands how imperialism caused World War I
     8.Understands why nationalism is considered one of the causes of World War I
     9.Understands how nationalism threatened the balance of power among the Great Powers in Europe
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 2.Understands the extent to which different sources supported the war effort (e.g., how nationalism and propaganda helped mobilize civilian populations to support "total war;" ways in which colonial peoples contributed to the war effort of the Allies and the Central Powers by providing military forces and supplies, and what this effort might have meant to colonial subjects; the effectiveness of propaganda to gain support from neutral nations; how and why original support and enthusiasm to support the war deteriorated)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands how nationalism helped mobilize civilian populations to support "total war"
     3.Understands ways in which colonial peoples contributed to the war effort of the Allies by providing military forces and supplies
     4.Understands ways in which colonial peoples contributed to the war effort of the Central Powers by providing military forces and supplies
     5.Understands what the war effort might have meant to colonial subjects