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Social Studies
 
  Grade Level:   11  
  EALR:   4. HISTORY The student understands and applies knowledge of historical thinking, chronology, eras, turning points, major ideas, individuals, and themes in local, Washington State, tribal, United States, and world history in order to evaluate how history shapes the present and future.  
  Component:   4.4 Uses history to understand the present and plan for the future.  
  Grade Level Expectation:   4.4.1 Analyzes how an understanding of United States history can help us prevent problems today.  
 
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Examples
-Examines the United States' ability to meet the challenge of global climate change based on responses to environmental challenges in the past.
-Examines how understanding the history of immigration laws in the United States can help us decide how to regulate immigration today.
-Examines how studying peoples' experiences at Indian boarding schools helps us understand the current efforts of tribal schools.
Suggested Unit
  • U.S.—Entering a New Era (1991—present)