U.S. National Standards
N.NCSS. National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies (NCSS)
NCSS.2. TIME, CONTINUITY, AND CHANGE
SOCIAL STUDIES PROGRAMS SHOULD INCLUDE EXPERIENCES THAT PROVIDE FOR THE STUDY OF THE PAST AND ITS LEGACY.
2.1. KNOWLEDGE - Learners will understand:
2.1.1. The study of the past is the story of communities, nations, and the world.
2.1.2. Key concepts such as: past, present, future, similarity, difference, and change.
2.1.4. Key people, events, and places associated with the history of the community, nation, and world.
2.1.6. That people view and interpret historical events differently because of the times in which they live, the experiences they have, and the point of view they hold.
2.1.7. That historical events occurred in times that differed from our own, but often have lasting consequences for the present and future.
2.2. PROCESSES - Learners will be able to:
2.2.1. Ask and find answers to questions related to the past in school, community, state and regional contexts.
NCSS.4. INDIVIDUAL DEVELOPMENT AND IDENTITY
SOCIAL STUDIES PROGRAMS SHOULD INCLUDE EXPERIENCES THAT PROVIDE FOR THE STUDY OF INDIVIDUAL DEVELOPMENT AND IDENTITY.
4.3. PRODUCTS - Learners demonstrate understanding by:
4.3.4. Studying important people in the community and nation, at the present time or in the past, to list qualities that make them special.
NCSS.8. SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, AND SOCIETY
SOCIAL STUDIES PROGRAMS SHOULD INCLUDE EXPERIENCES THAT PROVIDE FOR THE STUDY OF RELATIONSHIPS AMONG SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, AND SOCIETY.
8.1. KNOWLEDGE - Learners will understand:
8.1.2. How society often turns to science and technology to solve problems.
8.1.5. That science often leads to new technology in areas such as communication and transportation, and results in change over time.
8.1.6. That science and technology can have both positive and negative impacts on individuals, society, and the globe.
8.2. PROCESSES - Learners will be able to:
8.2.4. Identify examples of the use of science and technology in society as well as consequences of their use.
8.2.5. Research a scientific topic or type of technology developed in a particular time or place, and determine its impact on people's lives.
8.2.6. Identify the points of view expressed in information sources regarding science and technology.
N.NCHS. National Center for History in Schools (NCHS)
NCHS.HT. Historical Thinking Standards
HT.1. Chronological Thinking
HT.1.B. Identify the temporal structure of a historical narrative or story.
HT.1.E. Interpret data presented in time lines.
HT.1.G. Explain change and continuity over time.
HT.2. Historical Comprehension
HT.2.B. Identify the central question(s) the historical narrative addresses.
HT.3. Historical Analysis and Interpretation
HT.3.A. Formulate questions to focus their inquiry or analysis.
HT.3.F. Compare different stories about a historical figure, era, or event.
HT.3.J. Challenge arguments of historical inevitability.
HT.4. Historical Research Capabilities
HT.4.A. Formulate historical questions.
HT.5. Historical Issues-Analysis and Decision-Making
HT.5.A. Identify problems and dilemmas in the past.
NCHS.3. Topic 3: The History of the United States: Democratic Principles and Values and the People from Many Cultures Who Contributed to Its Cultural, Economic, and Political Heritage
3.4. How democratic values came to be, and how they have been exemplified by people, events, and symbols.
3.4D. The student understands events that celebrate and exemplify fundamental values and principles of American democracy.