ERIC Number: ED430891
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
New Mexico Social Studies Content Standards and Benchmarks, 1997.
New Mexico State Dept. of Education, Santa Fe.
This guide to New Mexico social studies content standards and benchmarks provides a coherent structure to guide curriculum, instruction, and assessment. The first three content standards comprise the unifying concepts that were taken directly from New Mexico's Social Studies Competency Framework. These three content standards serve as the foundation for the more specific content standards that are organized under the six headings: (1) "Continuity and Change in Society"; (2) "Individuals, Groups, and Institutions"; (3) "Civic Ideals and Practices, Power and Authority, and Governance"; (4) "Productivity, Distribution, and Consumption"; (5) "People, Culture, Places, and Environments"; and (6) "Global Connections and Technology." History, geography, civics and government, economics, and other social studies disciplines are addressed throughout the guide. When developing these standards, writing committees considered and appreciated the complexity of social studies issues including the integration of content, the nature and scope of history, the principles and values upon which the government was established, the understanding of the role of the individual in the U.S. economic system, and relationships to others around the world. The guide lists benchmarks under groupings for grades K-4, grades 5-8, and grades 9-12. (BT)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Benchmarking, Civics, Economics, Elementary Secondary Education, Geography, Geography Instruction, History, History Instruction, Public Schools, Social Studies, State Curriculum Guides, State Standards, Student Educational Objectives
New Mexico Department of Education, 300 Don Gaspar, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2786.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Mexico State Dept. of Education, Santa Fe.
Identifiers - Location: New Mexico