Curriculum Standards for Social Studies
National Council for the Social Studies
Theme I: Culture
- Standard C-The student explains and gives examples of how language, literature, the arts, architecture, other artifacts, traditions, beliefs, values, and behaviors contribute to the development and transmission of culture.
Theme II: Time, Continuity, and Change
- 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 III: People, Places, and Environments
- Standard A-The student elaborates mental maps of locales, regions, and the world that demonstrate understanding of relative location, direction, size, and shape.
- Standard D-The student estimates distance, calculates scale, and distinguishes other geographic relationships such as population density and spatial distribution patterns.
Theme VI: Power, Authority, and Governance
- Standard F-The student explains conditions, actions, and motivations that contribute to conflict and cooperation within and among nations.
- Standard G-The student describes and analyzes the role of technology in communications, transportation, information-processing, weapons and development, and other areas as it contributes to or helps resolve conflicts.
- Standard I- The students give examples and explain how governments attempt to achieve their stated ideals at home and abroad.
Theme IX: Global Connections
- Standard A-The student analyzes examples of conflict, cooperation, and interdependence among groups, societies, and nations.
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