Standard 9: Identify major economic, political, social, and technological trends beginning in the 20th century.

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Number: SS.912.W.9
Title: Identify major economic, political, social, and technological trends beginning in the 20th century.
Type: Standard
Subject: Social Studies
Grade: 912
Strand: World History

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Access Points

SS.912.W.9.AP.1
Recognize major scientific figures and breakthroughs of the 20th century, important discoveries, and their impact on everyday life.
SS.912.W.9.AP.2
Recognize effects of post-World War II economic changes, such as medical and technological advances, increased consumption, and rise in expectations for standards of living.
SS.912.W.9.AP.3a
Recognize that governmental policies and economic, religious, and other cultural factors have contributed to acts of discrimination, ethnic cleansing, or genocide in Cambodia, the Balkans, Rwanda and Darfur.
SS.912.W.9.AP.3b
Describe governmental and non-governmental responses to mass national genocide in Cambodia, the Balkans, Rwanda and Darfur.
SS.912.W.9.AP.4
Describe the causes and effects of twentieth century nationalist conflicts.
SS.912.W.9.AP.5
Identify the impacts of pandemics within developing countries.
SS.912.W.9.AP.6a
Recognize ways nations participate in global trade and trade agreements with other countries including trade blocs such as European Union and NAFTA.
SS.912.W.9.AP.6b
Recognize the impact of increased globalization in the 20th and 21st centuries.
SS.912.W.9.AP.7
Recognize the impact and response to threats of international terrorism.

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Tutorial

Becoming Free:

Explore key events from the 1970s, 80s, 90s, and early 2000s in this webisode from PBS. During these decades, America closed out the Vietnam War era, saw the collapse of communism and the end of the Cold War, and experienced a rise in terrorist attacks against Americans abroad and on American soil. In this resource you can examine primary source documents and photographs, listen to segments of key speeches, examine a timeline and glossary, take a quiz, and explore additional resources connected to this era. Enjoy this journey into American history!

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Nationalism, Colonialism, and The Cold War:

This web resource provides a full teaching unit in PDF format designed to help students understand shifts in world politics during the second half of the twentieth century. Through an examination of primary and secondary source documents, students will work to gain awareness of the process that led to the creation of more than fifty independent sovereign states. Students will analyze the influence that the Soviet Union and the United States held over new states during the Cold War. The unit's summative assessment asks students to present research findings explaining the specific contexts of one newly-independent African state and one newly-independent Southeast Asian state.

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Portraits in Patriotism - Channy Laux: Secondary:

Channy Laux grew up in Cambodia. In 1975, her world was turned upside down when the Khmer Rouge and Pol Pot took power. Channy and her family were forced to leave their home and live and work in inhumane conditions in an agricultural labor camp. Channy was eventually able to escape Cambodia and went to school in the United States. She learned English and became a U.S. citizen. Today, Channy is a speaker, author, and small business owner.

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Tutorial

Becoming Free:

Explore key events from the 1970s, 80s, 90s, and early 2000s in this webisode from PBS. During these decades, America closed out the Vietnam War era, saw the collapse of communism and the end of the Cold War, and experienced a rise in terrorist attacks against Americans abroad and on American soil. In this resource you can examine primary source documents and photographs, listen to segments of key speeches, examine a timeline and glossary, take a quiz, and explore additional resources connected to this era. Enjoy this journey into American history!

Type: Tutorial

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