content of the workshop and this web site corresponds with
the following California
History–Social Science Standards:
10th Grade Social Studies Standards:
Students analyze the effects of the
Industrial Revolution in England, France, Germany, Japan, and the United
how scientific and technological changes and new forms
of energy brought about massive social,
economic, and cultural change (e.g., the inventions and discoveries
of James Watt, Eli Whitney, Henry Bessemer, Louis Pasteur,
the growth of population, rural to urban migration, and
growth of cities associated with
the Industrial Revolution.
the evolution of work and labor, including the demise
of the slave trade and the effects of immigration,
mining and manufacturing, division of labor, and the union
the connections among natural resources, entrepreneurship,
labor, and capital in an
Students analyze instances of nation-building
in the contemporary world in at least two of the following regions
or countries: the Middle East, Africa, Mexico and other
parts of Latin America, and China.
the challenges in the regions, including their geopolitical,
cultural, military, and economic significance and the international
relationships in which they are involved.
the recent history of the regions, including political
divisions and systems, key leaders, religious issues, natural
features, resources, and population patterns.
the important trends in the regions today and whether
they appear to serve the cause of individual freedom
Students analyze the integration of
countries into the world economy and the information, technological,
and communications revolutions (e.g., television, satellites, computers).
11th Grade Social Studies Standards:
Students analyze the different explanations
for the Great Depression and how the New Deal fundamentally changed
the role of the federal government.
5. Trace the advances and retreats of
organized labor, from the creation of the American Federation
of Labor and the Congress of Industrial Organizations to current
issues of a postindustrial, multinational economy, including
the United Farm Workers in California.
analyze U.S. foreign
policy since World War II.
7. Examine relations between the United States and Mexico in the twentieth century,
including key economic, political, immigration, and environmental
12th Grade Social Studies Standards – Principles
Students understand common economic
terms and concepts and economic reasoning.
the causal relationship between scarcity and the need
opportunity cost and marginal benefit and marginal cost.
the difference between monetary and nonmonetary incentives and how
changes in incentives cause changes in behavior.
the role of private property as an incentive in conserving
and improving scarce resources,
including renewable and nonrenewable natural resources.
analyze the elements of America’s market
economy in a global setting.
Discuss the effects of changes in supply and/or demand
on the relative scarcity, price, and quantity
of particular products.
the roles of property rights, competition, and profit
in a market economy.
how prices reflect the relative scarcity of goods and
services and perform
the allocative function in a market
Understand the process by which competition among buyers
and sellers determines
a market price.
how domestic and international competition in a market
economy affects goods
and services produced and the quality, quantity, and price
of those products.
the role of profit as the incentive to entrepreneurs
in a market economy.
the economic principles that guide the location of agricultural
and industry and the spatial distribution of transportation
and retail facilities.
the influence of the federal government on the American economy.
how the role of government in a market economy often
for national defense, addressing environmental concerns,
defining and enforcing property rights, attempting to
make markets more
competitive, and protecting consumer’s rights.
the factors that may cause the costs of government actions
to outweigh the
Students analyze the elements of the U.S. labor market
in a global setting.
Understand the operations of the labor market, including
the circumstances surrounding the establishment
of principal American labor unions, procedures that unions
use to gain benefits for their members, the effects of
the minimum wage, and unemployment insurance.
the current economy and labor market, including the types
of goods and services produced,
the types of skills workers need, the effects of rapid technological
change, and the impact of international competition.
wage differences among jobs and professions, using the
laws of demand and supply and the
concept of productivity.
the effects of international mobility of capital and
labor on the U.S. economy
Students analyze issues of international
trade and explain how the U.S. economy
affects, and is affected by, economic forces beyond the United
the gains in consumption and production efficiency from
trade, with emphasis on the main
products and changing geographic patterns of twentieth-century
trade among countries in the Western Hemisphere.
the reasons for and the effects of trade restrictions
during the Great Depression compared with
present-day arguments among labor, business, and political
leaders over the effects of free trade on the economic
and social interests
of various groups of Americans.
the changing role of international borders and territorial
sovereignty in a global economy.
Explain foreign exchange, the manner in which exchange
rates are determined, and the effects of the
dollar’s gaining (or losing) value relative to other currencies.