SS.912.W.8.1

Identify the United States and Soviet aligned states of Europe, and contrast their political and economic characteristics.
General Information
Subject Area: Social Studies
Grade: 912
Strand: World History
Status: State Board Approved

Related Courses

This benchmark is part of these courses.
2106440: International Relations (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022 (current), 2022 - 2023, 2023 and beyond)
2106445: International Relations 2 Honors (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022 (current), 2022 - 2023, 2023 and beyond)
2109310: World History (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022 (current), 2022 - 2023, 2023 and beyond)
2109320: World History Honors (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022 (current), 2022 - 2023, 2023 and beyond)
2109810: Florida’s Preinternational Baccalaureate World History (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022 (current), 2022 - 2023, 2023 and beyond)
2109315: World History for Credit Recovery (Specifically in versions: 2015 - 2022 (current), 2022 - 2023, 2023 and beyond)
7921027: Access World History (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2018, 2018 and beyond (current))
2109342: Humane Letters 2 History (Specifically in versions: 2020 - 2022 (current), 2022 - 2023, 2023 and beyond)
2109343: Humane Letters 2 History Honors (Specifically in versions: 2020 - 2022 (current), 2022 - 2023, 2023 and beyond)

Related Access Points

Alternate version of this benchmark for students with significant cognitive disabilities.
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.Su.a: Recognize that countries aligned with the United States or the Soviet Union after World War II.
SS.912.W.8.Pa.a: Recognize a characteristic of an alliance.

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Unit/Lesson Sequence

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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