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KC-8.1

The United States responded to an uncertain and unstable postwar world by asserting and working to maintain a position of global leadership, with far-reaching domestic and international consequences.

KC-8.1.I

United States policymakers engaged in a cold war with the authoritarian Soviet Union, seeking to limit the growth of Communist military power and ideological influence, create a free-market global economy, and build an international security system.

KC-8.1.I.A

As postwar tensions dissolved the wartime alliance between Western democracies and the Soviet Union, the United States developed a foreign policy based on collective security, international aid, and economic institutions that bolstered non-Communist nations.

KC-8.1.I.E

Cold War competition extended to Latin America, where the United States supported non-Communist regimes that had varying levels of commitment to democracy.

KC-8.1.II

Cold War policies led to public debates over the power of the federal government and acceptable means for pursuing international and domestic goals while protecting civil liberties.

KC-9.3

The end of the Cold War and new challenges to U.S. leadership forced the nation to redefine its foreign policy and role in the world.

KC-9.3.I

The Reagan administration promoted an interventionist foreign policy that continued in later administrations, even after the end of the Cold War.

KC-9.3.I.A

Reagan asserted U.S. opposition to communism through speeches, diplomatic efforts, limited military interventions, and a buildup of nuclear and conventional weapons.

KC-9.3.I.C

The end of the Cold War led to new diplomatic relationships but also new U.S. military and peacekeeping interventions, as well as continued debates over the appropriate use of American power in the world.

Period 8.13: The Environment and Natural Resources from 1968 to 1980

Skill 4.A – Identify and describe a historical context for a specific historical process or development.

Theme: Geography and the Environment (GEO).

Period 9.2: Reagan and Conservatism

Skill 3A: Identify and describe a claim and/or argument in a non-text-based source.

Theme 5: Politics and Power (PCE)

Period 9.2: Reagan and Conservatism

Skill 5.B – Explain how a historical development relates to another historical development.

Theme 5: Politics and Power, (PCE)

Period 9.3: The End of the Cold War

Skill 1.B : Explain a historical concept, development or process.

Theme 6: America in the World (WOR).

Topic 5.10: Modern Campaigns

Skill 1.E: Explain how political processes apply to different scenarios in context.

Topic 7.4: The Progressives

Skill 2.C: Explain the significance of a source’s point of view, purpose, and historical situation and how these might limit the uses of that source.

Theme 5: Politics and Power (PCE).

Topic 7.8: 1920s: Cultural and Political Controversies

Cultural and Political Controversies Skill 4.B: Explain how a specific historical development or process is situated within a broader historical context. Theme 5: Politics and Power (PCE).

Topic 8.10: The African American Civil Rights Movement

Skill 5.B: Explain how a historical process relates to another historical process.

Theme 8: Social Structures (SOC).

Topic 8.10: The African American Civil Rights Movement (1960s)

Skill 5.B: Explain how a historical development or process relates to another historical development or process.

Theme 5: Power and Politics (PCE).

Topic 8.11: The Civil Rights Movement Expands

· Skill 5.B: Explain how a historical development or process relates to another historical development or process.

·Theme 8: Social Structures (SOC)

Topic 8.13: The Environment and Natural Resources from 1968 to 1980

Skill 5.A: Identify patterns or connections between historical developments.

Theme 3: Geography and the (GEO).

Topic 8.14: Society in Transition

Skill 4.B: Explain how a specific historical development is situated within a broader historical context.

Theme 5: Politics and Power (PCE)

Topic 8.14: Society in Transition

Skill 4.B: Explained how a specific historical process is situated within a broader historical context.

Theme 7: American and Regional Culture (ARC)

Topic 8.2: The Cold War from 1945 to 1980

Skill 3.A: Identify and describe a claim and/or argument in a non-text-based source.

Theme 6: America in the World (WOR).

Topic 8.2: The Cold War from 1945 to 1980

Skill 3.A: Identify and describe a claim and/or argument in a non-text-based source.

Theme 5: Politics and Power (PCE)

Topic 8.3: The Red Scare

Skill 2.B: Explain the point of view, purpose, historical situation or audience of a source.

Theme 1: American and National Identity (NAT)

Topic 8.8: Vietnam War

Skill 1.B: Explain a historical concept, development, or process.

Theme: America in the World (WOR)

Topic 8.9: The Great Society

Skill 1.B: Explain a historical process.

Theme 5: Politics and Power (PCE)

Topic 9.1: Contextualizing Period 9

Skill 4.B: Explain how a specific historical development or process is situated within a broader historical context.

Theme 5: Politics and Power (PCE).

Topic 9.2: Reagan and Conservatism

Skill 3.C: Compare the arguments or ideas of two main sources.

Theme 5: Politics and power (PCE).

Topic 9.3: The End of The Cold War

Skill 1.B: Explain a historical concept, development or process.

Theme: America in The World (WOR)

Topic 9.5: Migration and Immigration

Skill 5.B: Explain how a historical development relates to another historical development.

Theme 7: American and Regional Culture (ARC);

Topic 9.5: Migration and Immigration in the 1990s and 2000s

Skill 2.C: Explain the significance of a source’s point of view, purpose, or historical situation.

Theme 4: Migration and Settlement.

Topic 9.5: Migration and Immigration in the 1990s and 2000s

Skill 2.C: Explain the significance of a source’s point of view and how that might limit the use of a source.

Theme 5: Politics and Power (PCE).

Topic 9.6: Challenges of Society In Transition

Skill 4.B: Explain how a specific historical development is. Situated within a broader historical context.

Theme 6: America in The World (WOR)

Topic 9.6: Challenges of the 21st Century

Skill 2.C: Explain the significance of a source’s point of view, purpose, and historical situation.

Theme 6: America in The World (WOR).

Topic 9.6: Challenges of the 21st Century

Skill 5.B: Explain how a historical development relates to another historical development.

Theme 8: Social Structures (SOC)

Topic 9.6: Challenges of the 21st Century

Skill 2.C: Explains the significance of a source’s point of view, purpose, and historical situation.

Theme 5: Politics and power (PCE).

Topic 9.6: Challenges of the 21st Century

Skill 4.B: Explain how a specific historical development is situated within a broader historical context.

Theme 6: America In The World (WOR).

Topic 9.6: Challenges of the 21st Century

Skill 4.B: Explain how a specific historical development is situated within a broader historical context.

Theme: Politics and Power (PCE)

Topic 9.6: Challenges of the 21st Century

Skill 1.B: Explain a historical concept, development or process.

Theme: America in the World (WOR)

Unit 5.17: Sustainable Forestry

Skill 7.F: Justify a proposed solution by explaining potential advantages.

Unit 5.7: Election of 1860 and Secession

Skill 4.B: Explain how a specific historical development or process is situated within a broader historical context.

Theme 5: Politics and Power (PCE).

Unit 6.5: Regulation of Gene Expression

Skill: 6.D: Explain the relationship between experimental results and larger biological concepts, processes, or theories.

Unit 9.6: Challenges of the 21st Century

Skill 4.B: Explain how a specific historical development is situated within a broader historical context.

Theme 6: America In The World (WOR).