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Curriculum Standards for Social Studies
National Council for the Social Studies

Martin Van Buren's "Return to the Soil"
relates to the following Social Studies Standards:

    Theme I: Culture

  • Standard B - The student explains how information and experiences may be interpreted by people from diverse cultural perspectives and frames of reference.

    Theme II: Time, Continuity and Change

  • Standard E - The student develops critical sensitivities such as empathy and skepticism regarding attitudes, values, and behaviors of people in different historical contexts.
  • Standard F - The student uses knowledge of facts and concepts drawn from history, along with methods of historical inquiry, to inform decision-making about and action-taking on public issues.

    Theme V: Individuals, Groups, and Institutions

  • Standard A - The student demonstrates an understanding of concepts such as role, status, and social class in describing the interactions of individuals and social groups.
  • Standard D - The student identifies and analyzes examples of tensions between expressions of individuality and group or institutional efforts to promote social conformity.

    Theme VI: Power, Authority, and Governance

  • Standard B - The student describes the purpose of government and how its powers are acquired, used, and justified.
  • Standard C - The student analyzes and explains ideas and governmental mechanisms to meet needs and wants of citizens, regulate territory, manage conflict, and establish order and security.
  • Standard E - The student identifies and describes the basic features of the political systems in the United States, and identifies representative leaders from various levels and branches of government.
  • Standard F - The student explains conditions, actions, and motivations that contribute to conflict and cooperation within and among nations.
  • Standard H - The student explains and applies concepts such as power, role, status, justice, and influence to the examination of persistent issues and social problems.

    Theme VII: Production, Distribution, and Consumption

  • Standard D - The student describes a range of examples of the various institutions that make up economic systems such as households, business firms, banks, government agencies, labor unions, and corporations.
  • Standard I - The student uses economic concepts to help explain historical and current developments and issues in local, national, or global contexts.

    Theme X: Civic Ideals, and Practices

  • Standard C - The student locates, accesses, analyzes, organizes, and applies information about selected public issues - recognizing and explaining multiple points of view.
  • Standard D - The student practices forms of civic discussion and participation consistent with the ideals of citizens in a democratic republic.
  • Standard F - The student identifies and explains the roles of formal and informal political actors in influencing and shaping public policy and decision-making.
  • Standard J - The student examines strategies designed to strengthen the "common good," which consider a range of options for citizen action.

 

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