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Inquiry Question

Historical Context





Table of

United States History Standards for Grades 5-12

Chicago's Black Metropolis:
Understanding History through a Historic Place
relates to the following National Standards for History:

    Era 4: Expansion and Reform (1801-1861)

  • Standard 2B- The student understands the first era of American urbanization.

    Era 6: The Development of the Industrial United States (1870-1900)

  • Standard 1B- The student understands the rapid growth of cities and how urban life changed.
  • Standard 2B- The student understands "scientific racism", race relations, and the struggle for equal rights.
  • Standard 2A- The student understands the sources and experiences of the new immigrants.

    Era 7: The Emergence of Modern America (1890-1930)

  • Standard 1C- The student understands the limitations of Progressivism and the alternatives offered by various groups.
  • Standard 3B- The student understands how a modern capitalist economy emerged in the 1920s.

    Era 8: The Great Depression and World War II (1929-1945)

  • Standard 1B- The student understands how American life changed during the 1930s.


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