U.S. National Standards
N.NCSS. National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies (NCSS)
SOCIAL STUDIES PROGRAMS SHOULD INCLUDE EXPERIENCES THAT PROVIDE FOR THE STUDY OF CULTURE AND CULTURAL DIVERSITY.
1.1. KNOWLEDGE - Learners will understand:
1.1.1. 'Culture'' refers to the behaviors, beliefs, values, traditions, institutions, and ways of living together of a group of people.
1.1.2. Concepts such as: similarities, differences, beliefs, values, cohesion, and diversity.
1.1.3. How cultural beliefs, behaviors, and values allow human groups to solve the problems of daily living.
1.1.4. How culture may change in response to changing needs and concerns.
1.1.6. How peoples from different cultures develop different values and ways of interpreting experience.
1.2. PROCESSES - Learners will be able to:
1.2.1. Ask and find answers to questions related to culture in the contexts of school, community, state, and region.
1.2.2. Explore and describe similarities and differences in the ways various cultural groups meet similar needs and concerns.
1.2.5. Demonstrate how holding different values and beliefs can contribute or pose obstacles to understanding between people and groups.
NCSS.3. PEOPLE, PLACES, AND ENVIRONMENTS
SOCIAL STUDIES PROGRAMS SHOULD INCLUDE EXPERIENCES THAT PROVIDE FOR THE STUDY OF PEOPLE, PLACES, AND ENVIRONMENTS.
3.1. KNOWLEDGE - Learners will understand:
3.1.5. Physical changes in community, state, and region, such as seasons, climate, and weather, and their effects on plants and animals.
3.1.7. Benefits and problems resulting from the discovery and use of resources.
3.1.8. Factors that contribute to similarities and differences among peoples locally and in places across the world, including ethnicity, language, and religious beliefs.
NCSS.5. INDIVIDUALS, GROUPS, AND INSTITUTIONS
SOCIAL STUDIES PROGRAMS SHOULD INCLUDE EXPERIENCES THAT PROVIDE FOR THE STUDY OF INTERACTIONS AMONG INDIVIDUALS, GROUPS, AND INSTITUTIONS.
5.1. KNOWLEDGE - Learners will understand:
5.1.2. Concepts such as: community, culture, role, competition, cooperation, rules, and norms.
NCSS.9. GLOBAL CONNECTIONS
SOCIAL STUDIES PROGRAMS SHOULD INCLUDE EXPERIENCES THAT PROVIDE FOR THE STUDY OF GLOBAL CONNECTIONS AND INTERDEPENDENCE.
9.1. KNOWLEDGE - Learners will understand:
9.1.1. Global connections may be of various types (e.g., cultural exchange, trade, political, economic, or travel).
9.1.2. Global connections affect daily life for individuals and those around them.
9.1.5. The pace of global change has quickened in recent times.
9.2. PROCESSES - Learners will be able to:
9.2.1. Ask and find answers to questions about the connections we have to other people and places around the globe.
9.2.2. Identify examples of global connections in their community, state, or region.
9.2.4. Describe examples in which language, art, music, belief systems, and other cultural elements can facilitate global understanding or cause misunderstanding.
N.NSCG. National Standards for Civics and Government (NSCG)
I.G. What is Government and What Should It Do? What are the differences between limited and unlimited governments?
I.G.1. Limited and unlimited governments: Students should be able to explain the basic differences between limited and unlimited governments. To achieve this standard, students should be able to
I.G.1.3. Explain that an unlimited government is one in which there are no effective controls over the powers of its rulers, who cannot be easily removed from office by peaceful, legal means, e.g., governments run by dictators