Curriculum Standards for Social Studies
National Council for the Social Studies
Theme II: Time, Continuity and Change
- Standard C - The student identifies and describes selected historical periods and patterns of change within and across cultures, such as the rise of civilizations, the development of transportation systems, the growth and breakdown of colonial systems, and others. consequences of the Cold War.
Theme III: People, Places, and Environment
- Standard H - The student examines, interprets, and analyzes physical and cultural patterns, cultural transmission of ideas, and ecosystem changes.
- Standard A- The student creates mental maps of locales, regions, and the world that demonstrate understanding of relative location, direction, size and shape.
- Standard B- The student creates, interprets, uses, and distinguishes various representations of the earth, such as maps, globes, and photographs.
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 F - The student explains conditions, actions, and motivations that contribute to conflict an cooperation within and among nations.
Theme X: Civic Ideals, and Practices
- Standard E - The student explains and analyzes various forms of citizen action that influence public policy decisions.