- National Standards for US History: Era 9, Standard 2, How the Cold War and conflicts in Korea and Vietnam influenced domestic and international politics
- National Standards for World History: Era 9 The 20th Century Since 1945: Promises and Paradoxes
Standard 1 How post-World War II reconstruction occurred, new international power relations took shape, and colonial empires broke up.
Standard 2 The search for community, stability, and peace in an interdependent world
2. continuity and change in the history of Missouri, the United States and the world
4. economic concepts (including productivity and the market system) and principles (including the laws of supply and demand)
5. the major elements of geographical study and analysis (such as location, place, movement, regions) and their relationships to changes in society and environment
6. relationships of the individual and groups to institutions and cultural traditions
7. the use of tools of social science inquiry (such as surveys, statistics, maps, documents)
Benchmark 3: The student uses a working knowledge and understanding of individuals, groups, ideas, developments, and turning points in the era of the Cold War (1945-1990).
1. (K) explains why the United States emerged as a superpower as the result of World War II.
2.(A) analyzes the origins of the Cold War (e.g., establishment of the Soviet Bloc, Mao’s victory in China, Marshall Plan, Berlin Blockade, Iron Curtain).
Benchmark 5: The student engages in historical thinking skills.
1. (A) analyzes a theme in United States history to explain patterns of continuity and change over time.