Standards

Grade level:

9-12

Subject area:

U.S. history

Standard:

Understands massive immigration after 1870 and how new social patterns, conflicts, and ideas of national unity developed amid growing cultural diversity.

Benchmarks:

Understands challenges immigrants faced in society in the late 19th century (e.g., experiences of new immigrants from 1870 to 1900; reasons for hostility toward the new immigrants; restrictive measures against immigrants; the tension between American ideals and reality).


Grade level:

9-12

Subject area:

U.S. history

Standard:

Understands economic, social, and cultural developments in the contemporary United States.

Benchmarks:

Understands how recent immigration and migration patterns impacted social and political issues (e.g., major issues that affect immigrants and resulting conflicts; changes in the size and composition of the traditional American family; demographic and residential mobility since 1970).