Social Studies - 2017-18

USII.9c - Representative Citizens

The student will demonstrate knowledge of the key domestic and international issues during the second half of the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries by

c)  identifying representative citizens from the time period who have influenced America scientifically, culturally, academically, and economically.


Blooms Level: Remember


Adopted: 2008

BIG IDEAS

Big Themes/Concepts: Individual, Leadership, Society, Culture


Ordinary Americans have worked hard to influence many parts of our society. 

UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD

Representative citizens have influenced America scientifically, culturally, academically, and economically.


How have representative citizens influenced America scientifically, culturally, academically, and economically?


ESSENTIALS

Science

·  Charles Drew: Medicine (plasma)

·  J. Robert Oppenheimer: Physics (Manhattan Project team)

Culture

·  Frank Lloyd Wright: Architecture

·  Martha Graham: Dance

Academics

·  Henry Louis Gates­: History

·  Maya Angelou: Literature

Economics

·  Bill Gates: Computer technology (Microsoft)

Ray Kroc: Franchising (McDonald’s)


KEY VOCABULARY

Representative citizen, Manhattan project team, plasma, physics, architecture. 

Updated: Aug 17, 2017