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 socially transmitted behaviors, beliefs, values, traditions, institutions, and ways of living together of a group of people.
1.1.3. How culture influences the ways in which human groups solve the problems of daily living.
1.1.6. That culture may change in response to changing needs, concerns, social, political, and geographic conditions.
1.1.7. How people 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.
1.2.7. Draw inferences from data about the ways in which given cultures respond to persistent human issues, and how culture influences those responses.
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:
2.1.6. The origins and influences of social, cultural, political, and economic systems.
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: mores, norms, status, role, socialization, ethnocentrism, cultural diffusion, competition, cooperation, conflict, race, ethnicity, and gender.
5.1.9. That groups and institutions influence culture in a variety of ways.
NCSS.6. POWER, AUTHORITY, AND GOVERNANCE
SOCIAL STUDIES PROGRAMS SHOULD INCLUDE EXPERIENCES THAT PROVIDE FOR THE STUDY OF HOW PEOPLE CREATE, INTERACT WITH, AND CHANGE STRUCTURES OF POWER, AUTHORITY, AND GOVERNANCE.
6.2. PROCESSES - Learners will be able to:
6.2.2. Examine persistent issues involving the rights of individuals and groups in relation to the general welfare.
NCSS.9. GLOBAL CONNECTIONS
SOCIAL STUDIES PROGRAMS SHOULD INCLUDE EXPERIENCES THAT PROVIDE FOR THE STUDY OF GLOBAL CONNECTIONS AND INTERDEPENDENCE.
9.2. PROCESSES - Learners will be able to:
9.2.3. Investigate and explain the ways in which aspects of culture, such as language, beliefs, and traditions, may facilitate understanding, or lead to misunderstanding between cultures.
N.NSCG. National Standards for Civics and Government (NSCG)
III.A. How does the government established by the constitution embody the purposes, values, and principles of American democracy? How are power and responsibility distributed, shared, and limited in the government established by the United States Constitution?
III.A.2. Sharing of powers between the national and state governments. Students should be able to explain how and why powers are distributed and shared between national and state governments in the federal system. To achieve this standard, students should be able to
III.A.2.1. Identify the major parts of the federal system
III.A.2.1.c. Other governmental units, e.g., District of Columbia; American tribal governments; territories of Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa; Virgin Islands