In United States History, the student will describe and analyze effects of the Reconstruction Era amendments to the United States Constitution, examine the impact of immigration and the settlement of the American West on American society, and evaluate the economic effects of the industrialization and the changing role of the United States in world affairs at the turn of the twentieth century. The student will also describe the social, cultural, and economic events between the World Wars, investigate and analyze the Great Depression, and the causes, events and effects of World War II, and assess the foreign and domestic policies of the United States since World War II. The student will also examine the 9/11 attacks on New York City and Washington, DC.
The Common Core History/Social Studies Reading and Writing Literacy Skills are to be integrated throughout all of the content standards and used for instructional delivery of the content.
ASSESSMENT NOTE: High schools students in United States History for Grades 9–12 will study the time frame of 1878 to the present. However, for the high school ACE United States History End-of-Instruction Examination (EOI), the time frame is approximately 1878–2002, or approximately from the Reconstruction amendments through the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 and the immediate effects of those events.
Standard 1 and 2 Social Studies Process and Literacy Skills should be integrated throughout and across the content standards, as well as being used in teaching and assessing the course content at the classroom and district level. At the state level, Standard 1 and 2 Social Studies Process and Literacy Skills will be measured and reported within each of the Content Standards 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6. Process skill assessment items will be content-based and reported under each of the content standards. For assessment purposes, each standard will have items using primary and secondary source documents, timelines, maps, charts, graphs, pictures, photographs, and/or political cartoons. There will be a balance of graphic and textual stimulus materials within the various United States History test forms.