H-SS Content Standards: 11th Grade US History

Jose Alcala's map of California's 11th Grade US History standards

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1. Contemporary America

1.1. The changing roles of the federal government and the president

1.2. Globalization

1.3. The Internet

1.3.1. Big Ideas: How quickly technology has advanced and the effects, why the social justice ideology has persisted and the interconnectedness of the internet, globalization, and terrorism

1.4. Continued social movements

1.5. Terrorism

2. Movements for Equality

2.1. The Civil Rights Movement and why it had to happen

2.1.1. Big Ideas: Why all these movements happened around the same time, and the long-term influence they had

2.1.1.1. Activity: Students will compare and contrast social movements from the 60s and 70s to ones that have occurred recently/are still ongoing. Students will specifically look at each movements' goals and the broader context of the world in which the movements took place.

2.2. Other minority group movements (LGBTQ+, Chicano, Native American) and how they built on each other

2.3. What equality means in America

2.4. Repercussions of the Vietnam War

3. The 1920s

3.1. The Harlem Renaissance

3.1.1. Big Idea: Major changes to American ideas about culture and politics

3.2. Prohibition

3.3. Cultural shifts

4. The Great Depression and the New Deal

4.1. Causes of the Great Depression

4.2. New Deal Programs and Agencies

4.2.1. Big Ideas: The increasing power of the federal government and organized labor

4.2.1.1. Activity: Students will research one of the many New Deal programs and agencies and track its development up to the modern day. The students will then make a timeline of major events concerning the program or agency and explain its significance back then and now.

4.3. The Dust Bowl

4.4. Immigration laws and American sentiment

5. America in WWII

5.1. Fascism

5.2. American neutrality

5.3. Racial issues domestic and abroad

5.3.1. Big Ideas: The fundamental values at the core of the war and the ethics behind how Americans dealt with perceived threats

5.4. The Manhattan Project

6. The Cold War

6.1. The official wars that made up the Cold War

6.2. Communism, containment, and McCarthyism

6.2.1. Big Ideas: How the Cold War changed what wars were and the ways they were fought, the phenomenon of the "Red Scare," and the beginnings of key social movements

6.3. Foreign policy and intelligence agencies

7. Industrialization, Urbanization, Immigration and Progressive Reform

7.1. The forces that drove industrialization

7.2. How life changed

7.3. Why progressivism became popular

7.3.1. Big Ideas: The federal government, corruption and new political ideologies

7.4. City life

7.5. Child labor and women's suffrage

8. Early US: The Nation's Beginnings

8.1. History since founding

8.2. The Civil War

8.3. Reconstruction

8.3.1. Big Idea: American Democracy

8.3.1.1. Activity: Students will analyze the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Articles of Confederation, specifically looking at the different ideas of democracy that are outlined in each document. Students will then choose one of the documents and explain why they feel it best represents the American idea of democracy.

8.4. Constitutional Amendments

9. The Rise of the US as a World Power

9.1. America's role in the world

9.1.1. Big Ideas: Global influences on the US and the consequences of war

9.2. Foreign policy

9.3. War and Imperialism

9.4. World War I