California State Content Standards
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History/Social Science 1.1: Students compare the present with the past, evaluating the consequences of past events and decisions and determining the lessons that were learned.
History/Social Science 1.2: Students analyze how change happens at different rates at different times; understand that some aspects can change while others remain the same; and understand that change is complicated and affects not only technology and politics but also values and beliefs.
History/Social Science 1.3: Students use a variety of maps and documents to interpret human movement, including major patterns of domestic and international migration, changing environmental preferences and settlement patterns, the frictions that develop between population groups, and the diffusion of ideas, technological innovations, and goods.
History/Social Science 2.1: Students distinguish valid arguments from fallacious arguments in historical interpretations.
History/Social Science 2.2: Students identify bias and prejudice in historical interpretations.
History/Social Science 2.4: Students construct and test hypotheses; collect, evaluate, and employ information from multiple primary and secondary sources; and apply it in oral and written presentations.
History/Social Science 3.1: Students show the connections, causal and otherwise, between particular historical events and larger social, economic, and political trends and developments.
History/Social Science 3.2: Students recognize the complexity of historical causes and effects, including the limitations on determining cause and effect.
History/Social Science 3.3: Students interpret past events and issues within the context in which an event unfolded rather than solely in terms of present-day norms and values.
History/Social Science 3.4: Students understand the meaning, implication, and impact of historical events and recognize that events could have taken other directions.
History/Social Science 10.3.1: Analyze why England was the first country to industrialize.
History/Social Science 10.3.2: Examine how scientific and technological changes and new forms of energy brought about massive social, economic, and cultural change (e.g., the inventions and discoveries of James Watt, Eli Whitney, Henry Bessemer, Louis Pasteur, Thomas Edison).
History/Social Science 10.3.3: Describe the growth of population, rural to urban migration, and growth of cities associated with the Industrial Revolution.
History/Social Science 10.3.5: Understand the connections among natural resources, entrepreneurship, labor, and capital in an industrial economy.
History/Social Science 10.4.1: Describe the rise of industrial economies and their link to imperialism and colonialism (e.g., the role played by national security and strategic advantage; moral issues raised by the search for national hegemony, Social Darwinism, and the missionary impulse; material issues such as land, resources, and technology).
History/Social Science 10.4.2: Discuss the locations of the colonial rule of such nations as England, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Russia, Spain, Portugal, and the United States.
History/Social Science 10.4.3: Explain imperialism from the perspective of the colonizers and the colonized and the varied immediate and long-term responses by the people under colonial rule.
History/Social Science 10.4.4: Describe the independence struggles of the colonized regions of the world, including the roles of leaders, such as Sun Yat-sen in China, and the roles of ideology and religion.
History/Social Science 10.10.2: Describe the recent history of the regions, including political divisions and systems, key leaders, religious issues, natural features, resources, and population patterns.
History/Social Science 10.10.3: Discuss the important trends in the regions today and whether they appear to serve the cause of individual freedom and democracy.