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US ERA 4

SST-HS.US_e4.b

BPS-s SST US History logo
High School (SST) Social Studies
United States History Era 4:

SST-HS.US_e4.b (1941-2001) 


Benchmarks

  • 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.

Guiding Practice

The guiding topics for each benchmark includes various subject matter that can be used to help students reach the standard.

Calculation Method for Standards

Standards are larger groups of related benchmarks. So the Standard is a calculation of all the related benchmarks. So click on the benchmark identifier below each Standards to access the learning targets and proficiency scales for each standard.


SST-HS.US_e4.b1

BPS-s SST US History logo
High School (SST) Social Studies
United States History (1941-2001) Era 4:
SST-HS.US_e4.b1 Explain the causes and consequences of U.S. involvement in World War II.

Guiding Topics: Bombing of Pearl Harbor, Japanese internment, life on the home front, birth of the nuclear age


Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can

Reasoning Targets

  • I can

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can

Product Targets

  • I can

Proficiency Scale

The Student can ...
1 Beginning
... with help, demonstrate a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
  • descriptors
2 Developing
... demonstrate no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
  • descriptors
3 Proficient
“The Standard.”
... demonstrate no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
  • descriptors
4 Advanced
... demonstrate in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.
  • descriptors

Resources

Vocabulary

  • words
  • list

Websites

  • Title of website with a URL to open in a new window

SST-HS.US_e4.b2

BPS-s SST US History logo
High School (SST) Social Studies
United States History (1941-2001) Era 4:
SST-HS.US_e4.b2 Explain the economic and/or social issues of the era and their long-lasting effects.

Guiding Topics: Wartime inflation, baby boom, stagflation in the 1970s, 1990s tech boom, etc...


Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can

Reasoning Targets

  • I can

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can

Product Targets

  • I can

Proficiency Scale

The Student can ...
1 Beginning
... with help, demonstrate a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
  • descriptors
2 Developing
... demonstrate no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
  • descriptors
3 Proficient
“The Standard.”
... demonstrate no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
  • descriptors
4 Advanced
... demonstrate in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.
  • descriptors

Resources

Vocabulary

  • words
  • list

Websites

  • Title of website with a URL to open in a new window

SST-HS.US_e4.b3

BPS-s SST US History logo
High School (SST) Social Studies
United States History (1941-2001) Era 4:
SST-HS.US_e4.b3 Explain the United States' reactions toward the growth of communism.

Guiding Topics: Yalta and Potsdam conferences, containment, Truman Doctrine, McCarthyism, wars in Korea and Vietnam


Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can

Reasoning Targets

  • I can

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can

Product Targets

  • I can

Proficiency Scale

The Student can ...
1 Beginning
... with help, demonstrate a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
  • descriptors
2 Developing
... demonstrate no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
  • descriptors
3 Proficient
“The Standard.”
... demonstrate no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
  • descriptors
4 Advanced
... demonstrate in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.
  • descriptors

Resources

Vocabulary

  • words
  • list

Websites

  • Title of website with a URL to open in a new window

SST-HS.US_e4.b4

BPS-s SST US History logo
High School (SST) Social Studies
United States History (1941-2001) Era 4:
SST-HS.US_e4.b4 Explain the impact of rapid technological change on society.

Guiding Topics: Advancements in military and computer technology


Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can

Reasoning Targets

  • I can

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can

Product Targets

  • I can

Proficiency Scale

The Student can ...
1 Beginning
... with help, demonstrate a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
  • descriptors
2 Developing
... demonstrate no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
  • descriptors
3 Proficient
“The Standard.”
... demonstrate no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
  • descriptors
4 Advanced
... demonstrate in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.
  • descriptors

Resources

Vocabulary

  • words
  • list

Websites

  • Title of website with a URL to open in a new window

SST-HS.US_e4.b5

BPS-s SST US History logo
High School (SST) Social Studies
United States History (1941-2001) Era 4: 
SST-HS.US_e4.b5 Compare and contrast how different groups competed for equality and the effectiveness of various movements.

Guiding Topics: American Indian movement, Women’s Rights movement, Civil Rights movement, Mexican American Labor Movement


Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can

Reasoning Targets

  • I can

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can

Product Targets

  • I can

Proficiency Scale

The Student can ...
1 Beginning
... with help, demonstrate a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
  • descriptors
2 Developing
... demonstrate no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
  • descriptors
3 Proficient
“The Standard.”
... demonstrate no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
  • descriptors
4 Advanced
... demonstrate in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.
  • descriptors

Resources

Vocabulary

  • words
  • list

Websites

  • Title of website with a URL to open in a new window

SST-HS.US_e4.b6

BPS-s SST US History logo
High School (SST) Social Studies
United States History (1941-2001) Era 4:
SST-HS.US_e4.b6 Identify and explain how domestic issues changed United States’ perceptions of government.

Guiding Topics: 1960s assassinations, Pentagon papers, Watergate scandal, Clinton impeachment, Vietnam protest movement, conservative revolution


Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can

Reasoning Targets

  • I can

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can

Product Targets

  • I can

Proficiency Scale

The Student can ...
1 Beginning
... with help, demonstrate a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
  • descriptors
2 Developing
... demonstrate no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
  • descriptors
3 Proficient
“The Standard.”
... demonstrate no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
  • descriptors
4 Advanced
... demonstrate in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.
  • descriptors

Resources

Vocabulary

  • words
  • list

Websites

  • Title of website with a URL to open in a new window

US ERA 5

SST-HS.US_e5.b

BPS-s SST US History logo
High School (SST) Social Studies
United States History Era 5:

SST-HS.US_e5.b (2001-Present)


Benchmarks

  • 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.

Guiding Practice

The guiding topics for each benchmark includes various subject matter that can be used to help students reach the standard.

Calculation Method for Standards

Standards are larger groups of related benchmarks. So the Standard is a calculation of all the related benchmarks. So click on the benchmark identifier below each Standards to access the learning targets and proficiency scales for each standard.


SST-HS.US_e5.b1

BPS-s SST US History logo
High School (SST) Social Studies
United States History (2001-Present) Era 5:
SST-HS.US_e5.b1 Connect the changing political and social climate to United States’ involvement as a global superpower.

Guiding Topics: Global topics: 9/11 attacks, United States conflict in Afghanistan, Iraq, and other Middle Eastern regions; the use of monetary, military, and diplomatic influence; involvement in international organizations (i.e., United Nations) Domestic topics: debate between domestic security and individual liberties, social and cultural impacts of domestic terrorist attacks


Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can

Reasoning Targets

  • I can

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can

Product Targets

  • I can

Proficiency Scale

The Student can ...
1 Beginning
... with help, demonstrate a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
  • descriptors
2 Developing
... demonstrate no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
  • descriptors
3 Proficient
“The Standard.”
... demonstrate no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
  • descriptors
4 Advanced
... demonstrate in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.
  • descriptors

Resources

Vocabulary

  • words
  • list

Websites

  • Title of website with a URL to open in a new window

SST-HS.US_e5.b2

BPS-s SST US History logo
High School (SST) Social Studies
United States History (2001-Present) Era 5:
SST-HS.US_e5.b2 Explain the social, cultural, and economic impact of changes because of technology.

Guiding Topics: Social media, medical advancements, career opportunities


Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can

Reasoning Targets

  • I can

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can

Product Targets

  • I can

Proficiency Scale

The Student can ...
1 Beginning
... with help, demonstrate a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
  • descriptors
2 Developing
... demonstrate no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
  • descriptors
3 Proficient
“The Standard.”
... demonstrate no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
  • descriptors
4 Advanced
... demonstrate in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.
  • descriptors

Resources

Vocabulary

  • words
  • list

Websites

  • Title of website with a URL to open in a new window


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