9.1C.4 ( U.S. History Grades 5-12 ): Explain the advances in medical science and assess how they improved the standard of living and changed demographic patterns. [Interrogate historical data]
9.2A.3 ( World History Grades 5-12 ): Assess why scientific, technological, and medical advances have improved living standards for many yet hunger, poverty, and epidemic disease have persisted. [Evaluate major debates among historians]
9.2D.4 ( World History Grades 5-12 ): Analyze the causes, consequences, and moral implications for the world community of mass killings or famines in such places as Cambodia, Somalia, Rwanda, and Bosnia-Herzegovina. [Marshal evidence of antecedent circumstances]
9.2E.3 ( World History Grades 5-12 ): Assess the social and cultural implications of recent medical successes such as development of antibiotics and vaccines and the conquest of smallpox. [Interrogate historical data]
National Health Education Standards
2.12.2 ( Grades: 9-12 ): Analyze how the culture supports and challenges health beliefs, practices and behaviors.
2.8.2 ( Grades: 6-8 ): Describe the influence of culture on health beliefs, practices and behaviors.
Benchmarks for Science Literacy
3C/H4 ( Grades: 9-12 ): The human species has a major impact on other species in many ways: reducing the amount of the earth's surface available to those other species, interfering with their food sources, changing the temperature and chemical composition of their habitats, introducing foreign species into their ecosystems, and altering organisms directly through selective breeding and genetic engineering.
4C/M7 ( Grades: 6-8 ): Human activities, such as reducing the amount of forest cover, increasing the amount and variety of chemicals released into the atmosphere, and intensive farming, have changed the earth's land, oceans, and atmosphere. Some of these changes have decreased the capacity of the environment to support some life forms.
5D/H3 ( Grades: 9-12 ): Human beings are part of the earth's ecosystems. Human activities can, deliberately or inadvertently, alter the equilibrium in ecosystems.
7C/H1 ( Grades: 9-12 ): # The size and rate of growth of the human population in any location are affected by economic, political, religious, technological and environmental factors. Some of these factors, in turn, are influenced by the size and rate of growth of the population.
8B/H7 ( Grades: 9-12 ): The development of new materials and the increased use of existing materials by a growing human population have led to the removal of resources from the environment much more rapidly than they can be replaced by natural processes. Disposal of waste materials has also become a problem. Solving these problems requires systematic efforts involving both social and technological innovations.
NSTA National Science Education Standards
F.4.2 ( Grades: 9-12 ): Materials from human societies affect both physical and chemical cycles of the earth.
F.6.5 ( Grades: 9-12 ): Humans have a major effect on other species. For example, the influence of humans on other organisms occurs through land use--which decreases space available to other species--and pollution--which changes the chemical composition of air, soil, and water.