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Curriculum Standards for Social Studies
National Council for the Social Studies

Building America's Industrial Revolution: The Boott Cotton Mills of Lowell, Massachusetts
relates to the following Social Studies Standards:

    Theme II: Time, Continuity and Change

  • Standard C - The student identifies and describes selected historical periods and patterns of change within and across cultures, such as the rise of civilizations, the development of transportation systems, the growth and breakdown of colonial systems, and others.
  • Standard D - The student identifies and uses processes important to reconstructing and reinterpreting the past, such as using a variety of sources, providing, validating, and weighing evidence for claims, checking credibility of sources, and searching for causality.

    Theme III: People, Places, and Environment

  • Standard I - The student describes ways that historical events have been influenced by, and have influenced, physical and human geographic factors in local, regional, national, and global settings.

    Theme VII: Production, Distribution, and Consumption

  • Standard A - The student gives and explains examples of ways that economic systems structure choices about how goods and services are to be produced and distributed.
  • Standard I - The student uses economic concepts to help explain historical and current developments and issues in local, national, or global contexts.

    Theme VIII: Science, Technology, and Society

  • Standard B - The student shows through specific examples how science and technology have changed people's perceptions of the social and natural world, such as in their relationships to the land, animal life, family life, and economic needs, wants and security.
  • Standard C - The student describes examples in which values, beliefs, and attitudes have been influenced by new scientific and technological knowledge, such as the invention of the printing press, conceptions of the universe, applications of atomic energy, and genetic discoveries.

 

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