ERIC Number: ED434044
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Sep-14
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Colorado Model Content Standards: History.
Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver.
The Colorado Model Content Standards for History address both U.S. and world history, including the history of the Americas, and may well necessitate reorganization of the social studies. The standards guide explains, that because of the increasing interactions among all nations of the world and the effects of these interactions on individuals' daily lives, it is imperative that students have knowledge of the history of the United States and other nations. The six standards outlined in the guide fall into two categories. The first two standards address the processes involved in the study of history, chronological organization, and historical inquiry; while the remaining four standards outline the areas of content to be studied, that is, what students need to know. The six history standards are: (1) students understand the chronological organization of history and know how to organize events and people into major eras to identify and explain historical relationships; (2) students know how to use the processes and resources of historical inquiry; (3) students understand that societies are diverse and have changed over time; (4) students understand how science, technology, and economic activity have developed, changed, and affected societies throughout history; (5) students understand political institutions and theories that have developed and changed over time; and (6) students know that religious and philosophical ideas have been powerful forces throughout history. Standards are elaborated and divided among grades K-4, 5-8, and 9-12. Benchmarks, according to grade level, are provided to help in the sequence of instruction. (BT)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Benchmarking, Elementary Secondary Education, History Instruction, Public Schools, Social Studies, State Standards, Student Educational Objectives, United States History, World History
Colorado Department of Education, State Office Building, 201 E. Colfax, Denver, CO 80203.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
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Authoring Institution: Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver.
Identifiers - Location: Colorado