Curriculum Standards for Social Studies
National Council for the Social Studies
Theme I: Culture
- Standard C - The student explains 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 Environment
- Standard G - The Students describe 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.
Theme V: Individuals, Groups, and Institutions
- Standard D - The student identifies and analyzes examples of tensions between expressions of individuality and group institutional efforts to promote social conformity.
Theme VI: Power, Authority, and Governance
- Standard A -The student examines persistent issues involving the rights, roles, and status of the individual in relation to the general welfare.
Theme VII: Production, Distribution, and Consumption
- Standard F - The student explains and illustrates how values and beliefs influence different economic decisions.