Social Studies Standards

Michigan Social Studies Standards as of June 2019.

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United States and the Course of World War II – evaluate the role of the United States in fighting the war militarily, diplomatically, and technologically across the world.


"Impact of World War II on American Life – analyze the changes in American life brought about by U.S. participation in World War II, including:


Responses to Genocide – investigate the responses to Hitler’s “Final Solution" policy by the Allies, the U.S. government, international organizations, and individuals.


"Origins and Beginnings of the Cold War – analyze the factors that contributed to the Cold War, including: • differences in the civic, ideological, and political values, and in the economic and


"Foreign Policy During the Cold War – compare the causes and consequences


End of the Cold War – describe the factors that led to the end of the Cold War.


"Demographic Changes – use population data to produce and analyze maps


"Policy Concerning Domestic Issues – analyze major domestic issues in the


Comparing Domestic Policies – focusing on causes, programs, and impacts, compare and contrast President Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal initiatives, President Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society programs, and President Ronald Reagan’s market-based domestic policies.


Domestic Conflicts and Tensions – analyze and evaluate the competing perspectives and controversies among Americans generated by U.S. Supreme Court decisions, the Vietnam War, the environmental movement, the movement for Civil Rights (See U.S. History Standards 8.3) and the constitutional crisis generated by the Watergate scandal.

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