Growing a Nation

National History Standards & Agriculture

Era 10: Contemporary United States (1968 to the present)

STANDARD 1
Recent developments in foreign policy and domestic politics.

Standard 1A
The student understands domestic politics from Nixon to Carter.

Grade Level Therefore, the student is able to
5-12 Evaluate the effectiveness of the Nixon, Ford, and Carter administrations in addressing social and environmental issues. [Assess the importance of the individual in history]

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 2
Economic, social, and cultural developments in contemporary United States.

Standard 2A
The student understands economic patterns since 1968.

Grade Level Therefore, the student is able to
5-12 Evaluate how scientific advances and technological changes such as robotics and the computer revolution affect the economy and the nature of work. [Explain historical continuity and change]
7-12 Assess the effects of international trade, transnational business organization, and overseas competition on the economy. [Utilize quantitative data]