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This page describes curriculum standards from the 11 most populous states which may apply to films listed in the TWM Subject Matter Index section on United States History and Culture: Creating the United States: 1750 - 1812. At least several of the standards set out below will apply to each film. Analyzing any film in this category in relation to these standards will suggest ways in which the film can be used to demonstrate or highlight the curriculum.

California Content Standards: History-Social Science: Grade 5: United States History and Geography: Making a New Nation: Standards 5.3.4 - 5.3.6; 5.5; 5.6; 5.7; 5.8.1; 5.8.3; & 5.8.4; Grade 8: United States History and Geography: Growth and Conflict: Standards 8.1; 8.2; 8.3; 8.4; & 8.5; Grade 11: United States History and Geography: Continuity and Change in the Twentieth Century: Standards 11.1, 11.3.1 - 11.3.3 & 11.3.5; and Grade 12: Principles of American Democracy and Economics: Standard 12.1.


Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills: Social Studies: Grade 5: 113.7(b): (2); (3); (4)(G); (7) - (11); (12); (15) - (17); & (21) - (24); Grade 8: 113.24(b): (1); (2)- (4); (5)(A) - (5)(E); (6)(A) - (6)(C); (6)(E); (11) - (19); (21)(B); (23) - (29); and United States Government: 113.35(c): (1) - (5); (6)(A); (7) - (18); (20).

New York Learning Standards: Social Studies: History of the United States and New York: All Standards and All Key Ideas, Elementary, Intermediate and Commencement; New York Social Studies Standards are conceptual and apply to any era.

Florida Sunshine State Standards: Social Studies Grades: 6-8: Time, Continuity and Change [History]: SS.A.1.3; Western and Eastern Civilization Since the Renaissance: SS.A.3.3; US History to 1880: SS.A.4.3; People Places and Environments [Geography]: all standards may apply; Government and the Citizen [Civics and Government]: all standards may apply; Grades 9-12: Time, Continuity, Change [History]: SS.A 1.4; Western and Eastern Civilization Since the Renaissance: SS.A.3.4.8; US History to 1880: SS.A.4.4.2 - 6; People Places and Environments [Geography]: all standards may apply; and Government and the Citizen [Civics and Government]: all standards may apply; and Economics: all standards may apply except SS.D.2.4.6.

Illinois Learning Standards: [standards with "2" refer to Late Elementary, with a "3" refer to Jr. High Middle School; with a "4" refer to Early High School and with a "5" refer to Late High School] State Goal 16: History: A: Apply the skills of historical analysis and interpretation: 16.A.2a - .2c; 16.A.3a - .3c; 16.A.4a - .4b; 16.A.5a - .5b; State Goal 16.B(US): Understand the development of significant political events: 16.B.2b - 2d; 16.B.3a - .3c; 16.B.4; 16.B.5a-5b; State Goal 16.C(US): Understand the development of economic systems: 16.C.2a-2c; 16.C.3b; 16.C.4a; 16.C.4b; State Goal 16.D(US): Understand Illinois, United States and world social history: 16.D.2a - .2c; 16.D.3a-.3b; 16.D.4a-.4b; 16.D.4(W); 16.D.5a; State Goal 16.E(US): Understand Illinois, United States and world environmental history: 16.E.2a-2b; 16.E.3a; 16.E.4b; 16.E.5a - .5b; State Goal 18: Social Systems: A. Compare characteristics of culture as reflected in language, literature, the arts, traditions and institutions: 18.A.3; 18.A.4-18.A.5; State Goal 18.B. Understand the roles and interactions of individuals and groups in society: 18.B.2b; 18.B.3a-.3b; 18.B.4; State Goal 18.C. Understand how social systems form and develop over time: 18.C.2; 18.C.3a - .3b; 18.C.5.

Pennsylvania Academic Standards: Civics and Government: Civics and Government: Grade 3: 5.1.3.(M) and 5.2.3.(A)(E) and Grade 6: 5.2.6 (A) and Grade 9: 5.1.9 (K)(L) and Grade 12: 5.1.12 (L); Pennsylvania History, Category 8.2: Grade 3-12: 8.2. (B) (C) and (D) and United States History, Category 8.3: Through Grade 12: 8.3.(A)-(D).

Ohio Academic Content Standards and Benchmarks: Social Studies Grade 5: History: 3 - 6; People in Societies: 1 - 5; Geography: 6 - 7, 10; Economics: 4; Government 1 - 3; Citizenship Rights and Responsibilities: 1 - 3; Grade 6-8 Benchmarks: History: A, B, D, E, F, G; People in Societies: B, C; Geography: C, D; Economics: A-C; Government: A-C; Citizenship Rights and Responsibilities: A, B; Grade 9-10 Benchmarks: History: A-C; People In Societies: A-C; Government: A, B; Citizenship Rights and Responsibilities: A, B; Grade 11-12 Benchmarks: History: A, B; People in Societies: A, B, C; Government: A, B; Citizenship Rights and Responsibilities: A, B.

Michigan Curriculum Framework: Content Standards and Working Draft Benchmarks: Social Studies: Middle School and High School: Strand I - Historical Perspective: Standard I.1 - I.4; Strand II: Geographic Perspective: Standard II.1, II.3; Strand 3: Civic Perspective: Standard III.1 - III.3; Strand 4: Economic Perspective; Standard IV.3 - IV.5; Strand 7: Citizen Involvement; Standard VII.1.

New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards: Social Studies Civics, Standard 6.2: Through Grade 8: C.4, D.2 and Through Grade 12: B.3; World History, Standard 6.3: Through Grade 12: E.1-7; Standard 6.4: Through Grade 8: E-All standards may apply; Through Grade 12: E- All standards may apply.

Georgia Performance Standards: Social Studies: Grades 6-8: Georgia Historical Understandings: SSH82 - SSH84; Grades 9-12: American Government / Civics: SSCG1- SSCG6; United States History: SSUSH2-SSUSH7.

North Carolina Standard Course of Study: Social Studies: Grade 4: Geography and History, Competency Goals 2.02, 2.04, 3.01- 3.05; Grade 5: United States History; Competency Goal 1.06; 2.01; 3.05; 4.02, 4.03, 4.04, 4.06; Grade 8: Creation and Development of the State: Competency Goal 1.01-1.07; 2.01-2.05; 3.01-3.08; 4.01-4.05; Grade 10: Civics and Economics: Competency Goals: 1.01-1.08; 2.01-2.03; 6.01; Grade 11: United States History: Competency Goals: 1.01-1.03; 2.01-2.06.

This web page published August 25, 2005; revised March 30, 2007 and July 2, 2008.

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