Academic Standards for
Debating the Depression

Twelfth Grade Standards


Social Studies

12.1.4 Students will analyze the impact of immigration on American life, identifying factors. Example Indicators:

  • Contributions of Native Americans, Hispanic Americans, African Americans, European Americans, Asian Americans, and immigrant groups and individuals.
  • Ethnic conflict and discrimination.
  • The United States domestic policies.

12.3.5 Students will analyze the fundamental concepts and challenges to democracy by using writing, discussion, and debate skills. Example Indicators:

  • Explain equality of all citizens under the law.
  • Examine worth and dignity of the individual.
  • Debate majority rule and minority rights.
  • Identify individual freedoms.
  • Explain the necessity of compromise.
  • Analyze individual rights v. public interests.