Historical Understanding Standard 1
Understands and knows how to analyze chronological relationships and patterns.
Benchmark: Understands historical continuity and change related to a particular development or theme.
World History Standard 44
Understands the search for community, stability, and peace in an interdependent world.
Benchmarks: Understands common arguments of opposition groups in various countries around the world, common solutions they offer, and the position of these ideas with regard to Western economic and strategic interests; Understands how global political change has altered the world economy.
World History Standard 45
Understands major global trends since World War II.
Benchmarks: Understands causes of economic imbalances and social inequalities among the world’s peoples and efforts made to close these gaps.
Understands basic concepts about international economics.
Benchmarks: Understands that public policies affecting foreign trade impose costs and benefits on different groups of people and that decisions on these policies reflect economic and political interests and forces.
Civics Standard 22
Understands how the world is organized politically into nation-states, how nation-states interact with one another, and issues surrounding U.S. foreign policy.
Benchmarks: Understands the idea of the national interest and how it is used as a criterion for shaping American foreign policy; Understands the purposes and functions of major governmental international organizations and major nongovernmental international organizations; Knows some important bilateral and multilateral agreements to which the United States is signatory.
Language Arts Standard 4
Gathers and uses information for research purposes.
Benchmarks: Uses appropriate research methodology; Uses a variety of print and electronic sources to gather information for research topics; Synthesizes information from multiple research studies to draw conclusions that go beyond those found in any of the individual studies; Writes research papers.