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Academic Alignment Authority: Illinois

Subject Matter / Course: Social Studies

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Illinois
Social Studies
We Were Soldiers
14.5.19
Ages: 10
Define “cold war” and identify significant events of the Cold War, including: the Berlin Airlift, the Korean War, the Cuban Missile Crisis and the arms race, the Vietnam War, and the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Illinois
Social Studies
We Were Soldiers
16.8.39
Ages: 13
Understand significant events of World War II, including: major battles at Midway, Normandy, Stalingrad, Kursk, Iwo Jima, Okinawa, and the Battle of the Bulge; key political leaders of the Allies and Axis powers, including: Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, Adolf Hitler, and Joseph Stalin; the human cost of the war; the decision to drop the atomic bombs.
Illinois
Social Studies
We Were Soldiers
16.8.41
Ages: 13
Identify the home front during World War II, including: rationing of resources, the increased role of women in the workforce, improvements in production of arms and other materials, the internment of Japanese Americans.
Illinois
Social Studies
We Were Soldiers
16.8.100
Ages: 13
Identify significant historical events and individuals in Illinois history, including: Cahokia; environmental changes made by early settlers; French explorers (e.g., Jacques Marquette, Louis Joliet, and Robert Cavelier La Salle; the Northwest Ordinance of 1787 and Louisiana Purchase of 1803; the Mormons; the Galena lead mines; labor strife in the late 1800s; the Pullman strike; the roaring 20s; the significance of “Rosie the Riveter” the great migration from the south in World War II; Marshall Field; Joseph McCormick; the Chicago Tribune and Thomas Dewey as winner; Martin Luther King and the civil rights movement in Illinois; the opening of the St. Lawrence seaway in 1959; protests against the Vietnam War; the significance of the 1973 Sears Tower (then the world's tallest); the growth of minority voter populations; Illinois and global economy.
Illinois
Social Studies
We Were Soldiers
14.11.30
Ages: 16
Understand the origins and foreign policy of the Cold War (e.g., origins of Cold War and advent of nuclear politics including nuclear weapons and the arms race; elements of communist containment policy; the impact of the Truman Doctrine and Marshall Plan in the post-World War II period; the expanding role and superpower status of the U.S. in world affairs after World War II; military conflicts in Korea, Vietnam, and the Middle East; evaluate Cold War foreign policy decisions, including the Berlin Blockade, the Bay of Pigs, and Cuban Missile Crisis; the development of alliances including NATO and SEATO; the concept of the Iron Curtain and the Domino Theory; how the policies of the Cold War changed over time).
Illinois
Social Studies
We Were Soldiers
16.11.42
Ages: 16
Understand significant aspects of World War II (e.g., failure of the policy of appeasement; major battles at Midway, Normandy, Stalingrad, Kursk, Iwo Jima, Okinawa, and the Battle of the Bulge; turning points of the war and reason for Allied victory; key political leaders of the Allies and Axis powers, including Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, Adolf Hitler, and Joseph Stalin; characteristics of the European, African, and Pacific theaters of battle; role and sacrifices of individual American soldiers, as well as the unique contributions of military special forces such as Tuskegee Airmen and Navajo Code talkers; the human cost of the war; the decision to drop the atomic bombs and the consequences of this decision).
Illinois
Social Studies
We Were Soldiers
16.11.108
Ages: 16
Understand events in the development of the Cold War (e.g., causes of the Cold War with the free world on one side and Soviet client states on the other, including competition in such places as Egypt, the Congo, Vietnam, and Chile; uprisings in Poland [1952], Hungary [1968], and Czechoslovakia [1968]; the establishment of the Soviet bloc and Soviet control of Eastern Europe; the significance of Cold War events and conflicts, including the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Berlin Blockade and Airlift, the Berlin Wall, the Korean War, and Vietnam; the emergence of superpowers; the establishment of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization [NATO] and the Warsaw Pact; the threat of nuclear annihilation).

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