Standard 8: Recognize significant events and people from the post World War II and Cold War eras.

General Information
Number: SS.912.W.8
Title: Recognize significant events and people from the post World War II and Cold War eras.
Type: Standard
Subject: Social Studies
Grade: 912
Strand: World History

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This cluster includes the following access points.

Independent

SS.912.W.8.In.a
Recognize that the countries of NATO aligned with the United States and countries in the Warsaw Pact aligned with the Soviet Union after World War II.
SS.912.W.8.In.b
Identify characteristics of the early Cold War, such as the Truman Doctrine, Marshall Plan, NATO, and the Iron Curtain.
SS.912.W.8.In.c
Identify that China became a world power after the communists defeated the nationalists in the Chinese Civil War.
SS.912.W.8.In.d
Identify effects of the arms race, such as increased weapons and armies.
SS.912.W.8.In.e
Recognize factors that led to the fall of communism in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, such as the arms race and resistance by the citizens within the countries.
SS.912.W.8.In.f
Recognize a reason why Israel became a country and characteristics of conflicts between Israel and the Arab world.
SS.912.W.8.In.g
Identify post-war independence movements in African, Asian, or Caribbean colonies.
SS.912.W.8.In.h
Recognize the goals of nationalist leaders, such as Mahatma Ghandi, Fidel Castro, and Gamal Abdel Nasser, in the post-war era.
SS.912.W.8.In.i
Identify post-war independence movements in African, Asian, or Caribbean colonies.
SS.912.W.8.In.j
Recognize impacts of religious fundamentalism and other factors in the Middle East, such as the Iranian Revolution, armed warriors (Mujahideen) in Afghanistan, and the Persian Gulf War.

Supported

SS.912.W.8.Su.a
Recognize that countries aligned with the United States or the Soviet Union after World War II.
SS.912.W.8.Su.b
Recognize characteristics of the early Cold War, such as fear of communism, formation of alliances, and division of the free world from the communists.
SS.912.W.8.Su.c
Recognize that China became a world power after the communists took over the government.
SS.912.W.8.Su.d
Recognize effects of the arms race, such as increased weapons and armies.
SS.912.W.8.Su.e
Recognize a factor that led to the fall of communism in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe was the resistance by the citizens within the countries.
SS.912.W.8.Su.f
Recognize a reason why Israel became a country.
SS.912.W.8.Su.g
Recognize that African, Asian, and Caribbean colonies moved toward independence after World War II.
SS.912.W.8.Su.h
Recognize a goal of selected nationalist leaders, such as Mahatma Ghandi, Fidel Castro, and Gamal Abdel Nasser, in the post-war era.
SS.912.W.8.Su.i
Recognize that African, Asian, and Caribbean colonies moved toward independence after World War II.
SS.912.W.8.Su.j
Recognize an impact of religious fundamentalism or other factors in the Middle East, such as the Iranian Revolution, armed warriors (Mujahideen) in Afghanistan, or the Persian Gulf War.

Participatory

SS.912.W.8.Pa.a
Recognize a characteristic of an alliance.
SS.912.W.8.Pa.b
Recognize a characteristic of an alliance.
SS.912.W.8.Pa.c
Recognize a result of change in government.
SS.912.W.8.Pa.d
Recognize a characteristic of national defense.
SS.912.W.8.Pa.e
Recognize that government can change.
SS.912.W.8.Pa.f
Recognize a characteristic of national independence.
SS.912.W.8.Pa.g
Recognize a characteristic of national independence.
SS.912.W.8.Pa.h
Recognize a characteristic of leadership.
SS.912.W.8.Pa.i
Recognize a characteristic of national independence.
SS.912.W.8.Pa.j
Recognize a cause of conflict.

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