Standards for Cost/Benefit Analysis:Three Gorges Dam

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National Standards in Economics

Name: Decision Making

Standard: 2

  • Students will understand that: Effective decision making requires comparing the additional costs of alternatives with the additional benefits. Many choices involve doing a little more or a little less of something: few choices "are all or nothing" decisions.
  • Students will be able to use this knowledge to: Make effective decisions as consumers, producers, savers, investors, and citizens.

Name: Economic Growth

Standard: 15

  • Students will understand that: Investment in factories, machinery, new technology, and in the health, education, and training of people stimulates economic growth and can raise future standards of living.
  • Students will be able to use this knowledge to: Predict the consequences of investment decisions made by individuals, businesses, and governments.

State Standards

Common Core State Standards

Name: RH.6-8.1

Standard: History/Social Studies -- Grade 6-8

Area: History/Social Studies -- Grade 6-8

  • Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources.

Name: RH.6-8.10

Standard: History/Social Studies -- Grade 6-8

Area: History/Social Studies -- Grade 6-8

  • By the end of grade 8, read and comprehend history/social studies texts in the grades 6–8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.

Name: RH.6-8.4

Standard: History/Social Studies -- Grade 6-8

Area: History/Social Studies -- Grade 6-8

  • Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.

Name: RH.6-8.6

Standard: History/Social Studies -- Grade 6-8

Area: History/Social Studies -- Grade 6-8

  • Identify aspects of a text that reveal an author’s point of view or purpose (e.g., loaded language, inclusion or avoidance of particular facts).

Name: RH.6-8.7

Standard: History/Social Studies -- Grade 6-8

Area: History/Social Studies -- Grade 6-8

  • Integrate visual information (e.g., in charts, graphs, photographs, videos, or maps) with other information in print and digital texts.

Name: RH.6-8.8

Standard: History/Social Studies -- Grade 6-8

Area: History/Social Studies -- Grade 6-8

  • Distinguish among fact, opinion, and reasoned judgment in a text.

Name: RH.6-8.9

Standard: History/Social Studies -- Grade 6-8

Area: History/Social Studies -- Grade 6-8

  • Analyze the relationship between a primary and secondary source on the same topic.

Name: WHST.6-8.1

Standard: Writing Grade 6-8

Area: Writing Grade 6-8

  • Write arguments focused on discipline-specific content.