Strand I. Historical Perspective- Students use knowledge of the past to construct meaningful understanding of our diverse cultural heritage and to inform their civic judgments.
Standard I.2 Comprehending the Past- All students will understand narratives about major eras of American and world history by identifying the people involved, describing the setting, and sequencing the events.
Middle School teachers can use to address Standard I.3 Analyzing and Interpreting the Past -All students will reconstruct the past by comparing interpretations written by others from a variety of perspectives and creating narratives from evidence.
Middle School teachers can use to address Standard I.4 Judging Decisions from the Past- All students will evaluate key decisions made at critical turning points in history by assessing their implications and long-term
Strand II. Geographic Perspective- Students will use knowledge of spatial patterns on earth to understand processes that shape human environments and to make decisions about society.
Middle and High School teachers can use to address Standard II.2 Human/Environment Interaction- All students will describe, compare, and explain the locations and characteristics of ecosystems, resources, human adaptation, environmental impact, and the interrelationships among them.
Middle and High School teachers can use to address Standard II.3 Location, Movement, and Connections- All students will describe, compare, and explain the locations and characteristics of economic activities, trade, political activities, migration, information flow, and the interrelationships among them.
High School teachers can use to address Standard II.4 Regions, Patterns, and Processes- All students will describe and compare characteristics of ecosystems, states, regions, countries, major world regions, and patterns and explain the processes that created them.
Middle and High School teachers can use to address Standard II.5 Global Issues and Events- All students will describe and explain the causes, consequences, and geographic context of major global issues and events.
Strand III. Civic Perspective - Students will use knowledge of American government and politics to make informed decisions about governing their communities.
Middle and High School teachers can use to address Standard III.5 American Government and World Affairs- All students will understand how the world is organized politically, the formation of American foreign policy, and the roles the United States plays in the international arena.
Strand IV. Economic Perspective- Students will use knowledge of the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services to make personal and societal decisions about the use of scarce resources.
High School teachers can use to address Standard IV.4 Economic systems- All students will explain how a free market economic system works, as well as other economic systems, to coordinate and facilitate the exchange, production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services.
Strand V. Inquiry- Students will use methods of social science investigation to answer questions about society.
Middle and High School teachers can use to address Standard V.2 Conducting Investigations- All students will conduct investigations by formulating a clear statement of a question, gathering and organizing information from a variety of sources, analyzing and interpreting information, formulating and testing hypotheses, reporting results both orally and in writing, and making use of appropriate technology.
Strand VI. Public Discourse and Decision Making- Students will analyze public issues and construct and express thoughtful positions on these issues.
Middle and High School teachers can use to address Standard VI.I Identifying and Analyzing Issues- All students will state an issue clearly as a question of public policy, trace the origins of the issue, analyze various perspectives people bring to the issue, and evaluate possible ways to resolve the issue.
Middle and High School teachers can use to address Standard VI.2 Group Discussion- All students will engage their peers in constructive
conversation about matters of public concern by clarifying issues, considering opposing views, applying democratic values, anticipating consequences, and working toward making decisions.
Middle and High School teachers can use to address Standard VI.3 Persuasive Writing - All students will compose coherent written essays that express a position on a public issue and justify the position with reasoned arguments.
Strand VII. Citizen Involvement - Students will act constructively to further the public good.
Middle and High School teachers can use to address Standard VII.I Responsible Personal Conduct- All students will consider the effects of an individual’s actions on other people, how one acts in accordance with the rule of law, and how one acts in a virtuous and ethically responsible way as a member of society.