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Topic: Popular culture 

World History

 Standard 44.  Understands the search for community, stability, and peace in an interdependent world
  Level III (Grade 7-8)
   Benchmark 6.Understands the emergence of a global culture (e.g., connections between electronic communications, international marketing, and the rise of a popular "global culture" in the late 20th century; how modern arts have expressed and reflected social transformations, political changes, and how they have been internationalized)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands connections between electronic communications, international marketing, and the rise of a popular "global culture" in the late 20th century

Behavioral Studies

 Standard 1.  Understands that group and cultural influences contribute to human development, identity, and behavior
  Level II (Grade 3-5)
   Benchmark 2.Understands that people sometimes imitate people or characters they see presented in the media
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands that people sometimes imitate people they see presented in the media
     2.Understands that people sometimes imitate characters they see presented in the media
     3.Understands that the behavior of people can be affected by the media

United States History

 Standard 10.  Understands how the industrial revolution, increasing immigration, the rapid expansion of slavery, and the westward movement changed American lives and led to regional tensions
  Level II (Grade 5-6)
   Benchmark 3.Understands social and economic elements of urban and rural life in the early and mid-19th centuries (e.g., the impact of the factory system on gender roles and the daily life of men, women, and children; factors that caused rapid urbanization; city life in the 1840s; differences in urban and rural childrens’ lives, life in New England mill towns in the early 1800s, the impact of the canal and railroad on the locations and size of cities after 1820)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the social elements of urban life in the early and mid-19th century
     2.Understands the social elements of rural life in the early and mid-19th century
     3.Understands the economic elements of urban life in the early and mid-19th century
     4.Understands the economic elements of rural life in the early and mid-19th century
     10.Understands city life in the 1840’s
     11.Understands differences in urban and rural childrens’ lives in the early and mid-19th century
     12.Understands life in New England mill towns in the early 1800’s
   Benchmark 4.Understands popular and high culture in growing urban areas during the 19th century (e.g., novels, theater, minstrel shows, P.T. Barnum's "American Museum")
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands popular culture in growing urban areas during the 19th century
     3.Understands the role of novels in growing urban areas during the 19th century
     4.Understands the role of theater in growing urban areas during the 19th century
     5.Understands the role of minstrel shows in growing urban areas during the 19th century
     6.Understands the role of P.T. Barnum’s "American Museum" in growing urban areas during the 19th century
 Standard 17.  Understands massive immigration after 1870 and how new social patterns, conflicts, and ideas of national unity developed amid growing cultural diversity
  Level II (Grade 5-6)
   Benchmark 3.Understands social activities in the late 19th century (e.g., new forms of popular culture and leisure activities at different levels of American society, entertainment for children)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands new forms of popular culture at different levels of American society in the late 19th century
     2.Understands new forms of leisure activities at different levels of American society in the late 19th century
     3.Knows about entertainment for children in the late 19th century
 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 3.Understands the rise of a mass culture in the 1920s (e.g., the media and recreation available in the 1920s; how increased leisure time promoted the growth of professional sports, amusement parks, and national parks; the impact of recreational areas on the local environment)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the media in the 1920s
     2.Understands the recreation available in the 1920s
     3.Understands how increased leisure time promoted the growth of professional sports in the 1920s
     4.Understands how increased leisure time promoted the growth of amusement parks in the 1920s
     5.Understands how increased leisure time promoted the growth of national parks in the 1920s
     6.Understands the impact of recreational areas on the local environment in the 1920s
 Standard 26.  Understands the economic boom and social transformation of post-World War II United States
  Level II (Grade 5-6)
   Benchmark 3.Understands influences on American society during the post-World War II years (e.g., the effects of the G.I. Bill, the influence of popular culture and the mass media)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     2.Understands the influence of popular culture during the post-World War II years
     3.Understands the influence of mass media during the post-World War II years
 Standard 31.  Understands economic, social, and cultural developments in the contemporary United States
  Level II (Grade 5-6)
   Benchmark 4.Understands aspects of contemporary American culture (e.g., the international influence of American culture, increased popularity of professional sports, influence of spectator sports on popular culture, sports and entertainment figures who advertise specific products)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows about aspects of contemporary American culture
     2.Knows the international influence of American culture
     3.Knows that professional sports have increased in popularity
     4.Knows sports figures who advertise specific products
     5.Knows entertainment figures who advertise specific products