Growing a Nation

National History Standards & Agriculture

Era 9: Postwar United States (1945 to early 1970s)

STANDARD 1
The economic boom and social transformation of postwar United States.

Standard 1A
The student understands the extent and impact of economic changes in the postwar period.
**NOTE: Bracketed [] phrases indicate matching 'Historical Thinking Standards.'

Grade Level Therefore, the student is able to
5-12 Explain the reasons for the sustained growth of the postwar consumer economy. [Analyze cause-and-effect relationships]

Standard 1C
The student understands how postwar science augmented the nation's economic strength, transformed daily life, and influenced the world economy.

Grade Level Therefore, the student is able to
9-12 Explore how the new relationship between science and government after World War II created a new system of scientific research and development. [Explain historical continuity and change]
5-12 Identify various pioneers in modern scientific research and explain how their work has changed contemporary society. [Assess the importance of the individual in history]
7-12 Describe agricultural innovation and consolidation in the postwar period and assess their impact on the world economy. [Analyze cause-and-effect relationships]

STANDARD 3
Domestic policies after World War II.

Standard 3B
The student understands the “New Frontier” and the “Great Society.”

Grade Level Therefore, the student is able to
7-12 Assess the effectiveness of the “Great Society” programs. [Evaluate major debates among historians]
7-12 Compare the so-called second environmental movement with the first at the beginning of the 20th century. [Compare and contrast different movements]