U.S. History Standards
Era 7: The Emergence of Modern America (1890-1930)
- How the United States changed from the end of World War I to the eve of the Great Depression
Era 8: The Great Depression and World War II (1929-1935)
- The causes of the Great Depression and how it affected American society
Historical Thinking Standard 2: Historical Comprehension
Historical Thinking Standard 3: Historical Analysis and Interpretation
Historical Thinking Standard 5: Historical Issues
- Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary that makes clear the relationships among the key details and ideas.
- Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in diverse formats and media (e.g., visually, quantitatively, as well as in words) in order to address a question or solve a problem.
- Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze how an author uses and refines the meaning of a key term or terms over the course of a text
- Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
- Evaluate a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric, assessing the stance, premises, links among ideas, word choice, points of emphasis, and tone used.