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Curriculum Standards for Social Studies
National Council for the Social Studies

"The Honor of Your Company is Requested": Lincoln's Second Inaugural Ball at the Patent Office
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.
  • 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 III: People, Places, and Environments

  • Standard H-The student examines, interprets, and analyzes physical and cultural patterns and their interactions, such as land use, settlement patterns, cultural transmission of customs and ideas, and ecosystem changes.

Theme IV: Individual Development and Identity

  • Standard C-The student describes the ways family, gender ethnicity, nationality, and institutional affiliations contribute to personal identity.
  • Standard E-The student identifies and describes ways regional, ethnic, and national cultures influence individuals' daily lives.
  • Standard H-The student works independently and cooperatively to accomplish goals.

Theme V: Individuals, Groups, and Institutions

  • Standard F-The student describes the role of institutions in furthering both continuity and change.

Theme VI: Power, Authority, and Governance

  • Standard B-The student describes the purpose of government and how its powers are acquired, used, and justified.

Theme X: Civic Ideals and Practices

  • Standard G-The student analyzes the influence of diverse forms of public opinion on the development of public policy and decision-making.
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