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          • Content Specification - SS.8.9.a.1:
            Students will compare and contrast the strategies used by civil rights activists such as Thurgood Marshall, Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr., and Malcolm X.
          • Content Specification - SS.8.9.a.2:
            Students will explain the significance of key civil rights victories including President Truman’s desegregation of the military, Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka (1954), the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
          • Content Specification - SS.8.9.a.3:
            Students will examine the extent to which the economic situation of African Americans improved as a result of the civil rights movement.
          • Content Specification - SS.8.9.b.1:
            Students will examine struggles for equality and factors that enabled or limited success on behalf of women, farm workers, Native Americans, the disabled, and the LGBT community.
          • Content Specification - SS.8.9.b.2:
            Students will examine judicial actions taken to protect individual rights, such as Miranda v. Arizona (1966) and Tinker v. Des Moines School District (1969).
          • Content Specification - SS.8.9.c.1:
            Students will explain the difference between Medicare and Medicaid.
          • Content Specification - SS.8.9.c.2:
            Students will examine the connection between the Vietnam War, especially the draft, and the growth of a counterculture and peace movement.
          • Content Specification - SS.8.9.d.1:
            Students will examine President Ronald Reagan’s and President George H. W. Bush’s cuts to social programs and taxes in an attempt to stimulate the economy.
          • Content Specification - SS.8.9.e.1:
            Students will examine state and federal responses to gun violence, cyber-bullying, and electronic surveillance.
  • Standard Area - TECH: Learning Standards for Technology
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