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Historical Context





Table of

Curriculum Standards for Social Studies
National Council for the Social Studies

Fort Pickens and the Outbreak of the Civil War
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 D - The student identifies and uses processes important to reconstructing and reinterpreting the past, such as using a variety of sources, providing, validating, and weighing evidence for claims, checking credibility of sources, and searching for causality.

    Theme III: People, Places, and Environment

  • Standard A - The student elaborates mental maps of locales, regions, and the world that demonstrate understanding of relative location, direction, size, and shape.

    Theme V: Individuals, Groups, and Institutions

  • Standard E - The student identifies and describes examples of tensions between belief systems and government policies and laws.

    Theme VI: Power, Authority, and Governance

  • 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 D - The student describes the ways nations and organizations respond to forces of unity and diversity affecting order and security.


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