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Yiddish Culture: From Europe to America
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From Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning (McREL):

Historical Understanding
Standard 2. Understands the historical perspective.
Level IV [Grade 9-12] Benchmark 11. (Addressed in all Learning Activities)
Knows how to perceive past events with historical empathy

United States History
Standard 17. Understands massive immigration after 1870 and how new social patterns, conflicts, and ideas of national unity developed amid growing cultural diversity Level IV [Grade 9-12]
Benchmark 1. (Addressed in all Learning Activity #1 and Culminating Activity)
Understands challenges immigrants faced in society in the late 19th century (e.g., experiences of new immigrants from 1870 to 1900, reasons for hositility toward the new immigrants, restrictive measures against immigrants, the tension between American ideals and reality)

World History
Standard 11. Understands major global trends from 1000 BCE to 300 CE
Level IV [Grade 9-12] Benchmark 2. (Addressed in all Learning Activities)
Understands patterns of social and cultural continuity in various societies (e.g., ways in which peoples maintained traditions and resisted external challenges in the context of increasing interregional contacts)

Arts and Communication
Standard 4. Understands ways in which the human experience is transmitted and reflected in the arts and communication
Level IV [Grade 9-12] Benchmark 4. (Addressed in all Learning Activities)
Knows ways in which various media forms throughout history (e.g., broadsheets, photography, newspapers, news broadcasts) have reflected or conveyed human events