Summer Institute for Teachers
Crude to Cane:
Energy Policy in Latin America"
History/Social Science Standards
10.4 Students analyze patterns of global change in the era
of New Imperialism in at least two of the following regions
or countries: Africa, Southeast Asia, China, India, Latin America
and the Philippines.
10.4.1 Describe the rise of industrial economies and their
link to imperialism and colonialism (e.g., the role played
by national security and strategic advantage; moral issues
raised by the search for national hegemony, Social Darwinism
and the missionary impulse; material issues such as land, resources
10.4.3 Explain imperialism from the perspective of the colonizers
and the colonized and the varied immediate and long-term responses
by the people under colonial rule.
10.4.4 Describe the independence struggles of the colonized
regions of the world, including the roles of leaders, such
as Sun Yat-sen in China, and the roles of ideology and religion.
10.10 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.
10.10.1 Understand the challenges in the regions, including
their geopolitical, cultural, military and economic significance
and the international relationships which are involved.
10.10.2 Describe the recent history of the regions, including
political divisions and systems, key leaders, religious issues,
natural features, resources and population patterns.
10.10.3 Discuss the important trends in the regions today
and whether they appear to serve the cause of individual freedom
10.11 Students analyze the integration of countries into the
world economy and the information, technological and communications
11.9.7 Examine relations between the United States and Mexico
in the 20 th century, including key economic, political, immigration
and environmental issues.
12.9.8 Identify the successes of relatively new democracies
in Africa, Asia and Latin America and the ideas, leaders and
general societal conditions that have launched and sustained,
or failed to sustain, them.
Students analyze issues of international trade and explain
how the U.S. economy affects, and is affected by, economic
forces beyond the United States’s borders.
12.6.1 Identify the gains in consumption and production efficiency
from trade, with emphasis on the main products and changing
geographic patterns of 20 th century trade among countries
of the Western Hemisphere.
12.6.3 Understand the changing role of international political
borders and territorial sovereignty in a global economy.