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CURRICULUM STANDARDS RELATING
UNITED STATES HISTORY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR


Teachers and parents seeking the full range of curriculum standards which can be served by movies relating to the Second World War should carefully review the standards applicable to their state. The following standards relate to the Second World War for the eleven most populous states. Some state standards, e.g., Pennsylvania, do not refer to specific historical events focusing on skills and understanding general historical concepts. Most of these, however,can be applied to the Second World War, a major event in world history with which students should be familiar. For the most part, we have not included standards which apply to general concepts or to skills of analysis or performance.

California Content Standards - History/Social Science: Grade 11: United States History and Geography: Continuity and Change in the Twentieth Century: Standards 11.3.1 - 11.3.4; 11.7; 11.8; 11.9; 11.10.1 and Grade 10: World History, Culture and Geography: Standards 10.8 and 10.9.

Texas Essential Learning Skills: Grade 5: 113.7 (b)(5), (b)(9), (b)(14) and Highschool: United States History Since Reconstruction: 113.32 (c) (1); (6)(a)-(6)(d); (9)-(11); (14); (15)(b); (18);(19) (a); and (20) - (23) and Highschool United States Government: 113.35(c): (1)(B); (3) - (20).

New York Learning Standards: Social Studies 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 from 1880 to the Present Day: SS.A.5.3; People Places and Environments [Geography]: all standards may apply; Government and the Citizen [Civics and Government]: all standards may apply. and Grades 9 12: Time, Continuity, Change [History]: Western and Eastern Civilization Since the Renaissance: SS.A.3.4.9; US History from 1880 to the Present Day: SS.A.5.4.5-6; 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.

Illinois Learning Standards: [standards with the number "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] -- Social Science: 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: Understand the development of significant political events: 16.B.2d; 16.B.3c & .3d; 16.B.4; 16.B.5b; State Goal 16.C: Understand the development of economic systems: 16.C.2c; 16.C.3b & .3c; 16.C.4b & .4c; State Goal 16.D: Understand Illinois, United States and world social history: 16.D.2c; 16.D.4a & .4b; 16.D.5a; State Goal 16.E: Understand Illinois, United States and world environmental history: 16.E.3c; 16.E.4a & 4b; 16.E.5a & 5b; and State Goal 17: Geography: A. Locate, describe and explain places, regions and features on the Earth: 17.A.4a & .4b; State Goal 17.C. Understand relationships between geographic factors and society: 17.C.2a - .2c 17.C.3a - .3c; 17.C.4a - .4c; 17.C.5a - .5c; State Goal 17.D. Understand the historical significance of geography: 17.D.2b; 17.D.3a; 17.D.3b; 17.D.4; and State Goal 14: Political Systems: All standards except 14.F.3a & .3b; and 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: History General Standards.

Ohio Academic Content Standards: Grade 9: 20th Century Conflict: 10, 11, 12; People in Societies: 1-3; Geography: 1-3; Economics: 1-4; Government: 1-2; Citizenship Rights and Responsibilities: 2-3; Grade 10: 20th Century Conflicts: 7; The United States in the 20th Century: 11, 12; People in Societies: 1 - 4; Diffusion: 5; Geography: 1 - 3; Economics 1 - 4; Government: 1, 2; Citizenship Rights & Responsibilities: 1.b - 3; Social Studies Skills & Methods; 1 - 3.

Michigan Content Standards and Working Draft Benchmarks Social Studies: I. Historical Perspective: High School: Standards I.1-I.4; III. American Government and World Affairs: Standard III.5.

New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards: Social Studies: World History: Through Grade 12: Standard 6.3: F.2; United States and New Jersey History: Standard 6.4: J & K.

Georgia Performance Standards: World History, SSWH17 & SSWH18 and United States History SSUSH17-19.

North Carolina Standard Course of Study: Ninth Grade, World History: 5.03, 6.01-6.06 and Eleventh Grade: United States History:10 and 11.

This web page published March 13, 2007 and revised July 3, 2008.


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