OUSD K-12 History / Social Studies Standards
GRADE 10 CONTENT STANDARDS TOPICS FROM THE CALIFORNIA STATE
HISTORY / SOCIAL SCIENCE FRAMEWORK

Grade 10 Topics | Grade 10 : OUSD Sample Assignments |  Grade 10 OUSD Model Unit

I. RISE OF DEMOCRATIC IDEALS

" Compare Judeo-Christian and Greco-Roman views of law, and the individual.

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Understand how Plato and Aristotle influenced the development of Western thought.

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Analyze the influence of the U.S. Constitution on political systems in the contemporary world.

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Compare and contrast the underlying principles of the Glorious Revolution in England, the American Revolution, and the French Revolution.

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Investigate democratic movements and thought in the nations of Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

V. TOTALITARIANISM

" Understand the rise of totalitarian governments after World War I and explain the practices that resulted in consolidation of power and the loss of basic freedoms.

II. INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION

" Explain the importance of the Industrial Revolution and its impact on individuals and on social, political, and economic systems.

VI. WORLD WAR II CAUSES & CONSEQUENCES

" Analyze how the results of World War I and the German economy led to the rise of Fascism, World War II, and the Holocaust.

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Analyze the immediate and underlying causes of World War II and its consequences (the Cold War, nuclear arms race, etc.).

III. RISE OF IMPERIALISM & COLONIALIAM

" Understand and appreciate the histories and traditions of people prior to colonization in at least two of the following regions and countries: Africa, Southeast Asia, China, India, Latin America and the Phillipines.

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Analyze the impact of imperialism and colonization on these same two countries or regions.

VII. INTERNTIONAL DEVELOPMENTS IN
POST WORLD WAR II PERIOD

" Understand the impact of the Holocaust on world opinion and the formation of Israel.

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Trace the growth of Communism through Eastern Europe, Asia, Latin America, and other areas of the world. Examine the various views explaining the collapse of communism in

IV. WORLD WAR I AND ITS CONSEQUENCES

" Compare and contrast pre-war culture and institutions with post-war culture and institutions.

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Analyze the underlying and immediate causes of World War I and explain its consequences.

VIII. NATIONALISM

" Analyze instances of nationalism in the contemporary world by investigating and comparing nations that gained their independence I after World War II.

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Particular attention should be paid to two of the following: the Middle East, Africa, Mexico and other parts of Latin America, or China.