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Unit 3 - Transforming a Nation

Grade Level:
Social Studies
Standards Met:
IDs Only
Essential Questions:
How did the end of the Civil War change life in the United States?
Skill Goals:
Students will be able to:
5.3.01 Understand how to use maps, globes, and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process and report information from a spatial perspective.
5.2.01a Identify the economic change from agricultural to industrial in late 19th and early 20th century.
5.5.03 Understand the development of Industrial America.
a. Analyze the effects of immigration, migration, and resources on the economic
development and growth of the United States.
c. Explain how industry and mechanization changed ways of life in America and
5.5.04 Understand the acquisition of territory to the United States.
a. Describe how armed conflict, purchases, treaties, and land settlement resulted in
further American expansion.
b. Assess the resistance of various groups to United States expansion.
c. Describe the people, lifestyles, and liberties in the American West.
d. Trace the growth and necessity of the Chinese in the American West.
5.5.spi.6. determine the hardships encountered by Greater Plain settlers in the late
1800's (i.e., building materials, natural geography, climatic conditions, isolated
communities, lack of revenue).
5.1.01 Understand the diversity of human cultures.
a. Explain how some immigrants preserved their traditional culture and created a
new American culture.
b. Explain governmental efforts to restrict immigrants entering into the United