National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies (NCSS)
SOCIAL STUDIES PROGRAMS SHOULD INCLUDE EXPERIENCES THAT PROVIDE FOR THE STUDY OF CULTURE AND CULTURAL DIVERSITY.
KNOWLEDGE - Learners will understand:
Concepts such as: similarities, differences, beliefs, values, cohesion, and diversity.
National Standards for Civics and Government (NSCG)
What are the Basic Values and Principles of American Democracy? What are the most important values and principles of American democracy?
Fundamental values and principles: Students should be able to explain the importance of the fundamental values and principles of American democracy. To achieve this standard, students should be able to
Explain the importance for themselves, their school, their community, and their nation of each of the following fundamental values of American democracy:
What are the Basic Values and Principles of American Democracy? What are the benefits of diversity in the United States?
Diversity in American society: Students should be able to describe diversity in the United States and identify its benefits. To achieve this standard, students should be able to
Explain the meaning of the word diversity
Identify common forms of diversity in the United States, e.g., ethnic, racial, religious, class, linguistic, gender, national origin
What are the Roles of the Citizen in American Democracy? How does a person become a citizen?
Becoming a citizen: Students should be able to explain how one becomes a citizen of the United States. To achieve this standard, students should be able to
Explain the difference between a citizen and a non-citizen (alien)
Explain that people become citizens by birth or naturalization
National Center for History in Schools (NCHS)
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
The causes and nature of various movements of large groups of people into and within the United States, now, and long ago.
Demonstrate understanding of the movements of large groups of people into his or her own and other states in the United States now and long ago.