Social Studies - 2017-18

USII.9d - Key Domestic and International Issues

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

d)  examining American foreign policy, immigration, the global environment, and other emerging issues.


Blooms Level: Analyze


Adopted: 2008

BIG IDEAS

Big Themes/Concepts: Immigration, Conflict, Culture, Values & Beliefs, Relationships


Political leaders shape their domestic and foreign agendas around current event issues. 

We as Americans will continue to face many challenges in the 21st century. 

UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD

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

d)  examining American foreign policy, immigration, the global environment, and other emerging issues.


How have American foreign policy, immigration policies, energy policies, and environmental policies affected people both in the United States and in other countries?

ESSENTIALS

Foreign policy

·  Increase in terrorist activities

·  Conflicts in the Middle East

·  Changing relationships with nations

Immigration

·  Changing immigration patterns (e.g., Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans)

·  More people want to immigrate to the United States than are allowed by law.

Global environment

·  Policies to protect the environment

·  Global climate change

·  Conservation of water and other natural resources

Other issues

·  Energy issues (dependence on foreign oil)

·  World health issues (global pandemics)


Identify the costs and benefits of specific choices made, including the consequences, both intended and unintended, of the decisions and how people and nations responded to positive and negative incentives. (USII.1i)

KEY VOCABULARY

terrorism, foreign policy, immigration, environmental policies, pandemic, dependence

Updated: Aug 17, 2017