National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies (NCSS)
TIME, CONTINUITY, AND CHANGE
SOCIAL STUDIES PROGRAMS SHOULD INCLUDE EXPERIENCES THAT PROVIDE FOR THE STUDY OF THE PAST AND ITS LEGACY.
KNOWLEDGE - Learners will understand:
The study of the past is the story of communities, nations, and the world.
Key concepts such as: past, present, future, similarity, difference, and change.
Key people, events, and places associated with the history of the community, nation, and world.
Key symbols and traditions that are carried from the past into the present by diverse cultures in the United States and world.
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.
That historical events occurred in times that differed from our own, but often have lasting consequences for the present and future.