Text Options for the Visually Impaired Font Size: a- A+ Color: A A A Revert 
Close vision bar
Open vision bar
Social Studies Core Content


SS 12.1



Students will explain how the second half of the 20th century was characterized by rapid social, political and economic changes that created new challenges (e.g., population growth, diminishing natural resources, environmental concerns, human rights issues, technological and scientific advances, shifting political alliances, globalization of the economy) in countries around the world, and give examples of how countries have addressed these challenges.

SS 12.2



Students will explain and give examples of how numerous factors influence the supply and demand of products (e.g., supply—technology, cost of inputs, number of sellers: demand—income, utility, price of similar products, consumers' preferences).

SS 12.3



Students will explain how belief systems, knowledge, technology and behavior patterns define cultures and help to explain historical perspectives and events in the modern world (1500 A.D. to present) and United States (Reconstruction to present).