Curriculum Standards for Social Studies
National Council for the Social Studies
Theme II: Time, Continuity and Change
- Standard A - The student demonstrates an understanding that different scholars may describe the same event or situation in different ways but must provide reasons or evidence for their views.
- 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.
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 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.
Theme X: Civic Ideals, and Practices
- Standard A - The student examines the origins and continuing influence of key ideals of the democratic republican form of government, such as individual human dignity, liberty, justice, equality, and the rule of law.
- 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.