Curriculum Standards for Social Studies
National Council for the Social Studies
Theme I: Culture
- Standard A - The student compares similarities and differences in the ways groups, societies, and cultures meet human needs and concerns.
Theme III: People, Places, and Environment
- Standard G- The student describes how people create places that reflect cultural values and ideals as they build neighborhoods, parks, shopping centers, and the like.
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 D - The student relates such factors as physical endowment and capabilities, learning, motivation, personality, perception, and behavior to individual development.
Theme V: Individuals, Groups, and Institutions
- Standard B - The student analyzes groups and institutional influences on people, events, and elements of culture.
- Standard D - The student analyzes groups and institutional influences on people, events, and elements of culture.
- Standard F - The student describes the role of institutions in furthering both continuity and change.
- Standard G - The student applies knowledge of how groups and institutions work to meet individual needs and promote the common good.
Theme VI: Power, Authority, and Governance
- Standard D - The student describes the ways nations and organizations respond to forces of unity and diversity affecting order and security.
Theme X: Civic Ideals, and Practices
- Standard E - The student explains and analyzes various forms of citizen action that influence public policy decisions.