9-12 Grade Levels

- US History

US History


SST301: US HISTORY 1914-1945

Grade Placement: 11.........1/2 credit.........Semester 1 only

Major units of study include involvement in world politics from World War I to the Great Depression and through the New Deal, the policy of isolationism, the rise of Fascism, and Pearl Harbor and World War II restraint and involvement in world politics.


Grade Placement: 11.........1/2 credit.........Semester 2 only

Major units of study include the changing political and social climate after WWII, the Korean and Vietnam wars, the Civil Rights era, the economy and world affairs from the 70’s through the War on Terror. Students will also explore social issues, changes, and controversies of the 21st Century.

SST US History DomainUS History History image | Era 3 | Era 4 | Era 5

Students understand important historical events.

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SST-HS.US_a  Anchor Standards
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  • SST-HS.US_a.01 Analyze primary and secondary sources with attention to reliability, impact, and purpose.
  • SST-HS.US_a.02 Examine the impact of multiple perspectives on social, political, and cultural development.
  • SST-HS.US_a.03 Explain the relationship of events focusing on the link(s) between cause and effect.
  • SST-HS.US_a.04 Compare how historical elements change over time.
  • SST-HS.US_a.05 Analyze the significant contributions of people and policy, and the influence on an era.
  • SST-HS.US_a.06 Connect the past to the present using current events.

SST-HS.US_e3.b (1877-1941) Era 3:
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  • SST-HS.US_e3.b1 Explain the causes and consequences of the Industrial Revolution on American society.
  • SST-HS.US_e3.b2 Explain the social, cultural, and economic impact of local, state, and federal government policy on American people.
  • SST-HS.US_e3.b3 Explain the impact of the United States’ transformation into an imperialist power.
  • SST-HS.US_e3.b4 Explain the causes and effects of the United States’ entrance into World War I.
  • SST-HS.US_e3.b5 Explain the political, social and economic changes of the 1920s.
  • SST-HS.US_e3.b6 Explain the political, social and economic events of the 1930s.

SST-HS.US_e4.b (1941-2001) Era 4:
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  • SST-HS.US_e4.b1  Explain the causes and consequences of U.S. involvement in World War II.
  • SST-HS.US_e4.b2  Explain the economic and/or social issues of the era and their long-lasting effects.
  • SST-HS.US_e4.b3  Explain the United States' reactions toward the growth of communism.
  • SST-HS.US_e4.b4  Explain the impact of rapid technological change on society.
  • SST-HS.US_e4.b5  Compare and contrast how different groups competed for equality and the effectiveness of various movements.
  • SST-HS.US_e4.b6  Identify and explain how domestic issues changed United States' perceptions of government.

SST-HS.US_e5.b (2001-present) Era 5:
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  • SST-HS.US_e5.b1  Connect the changing political and social climate to United States' involvement as a global superpower.
  • SST-HS.US_e5.b2  Explain the social, cultural, and economic impact of changes because of technology.
  • SST-HS.US_e5.b3  Explain the social, political, and cultural influences on government policies regarding global immigration.