ERIC Number: ED438216
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
North Dakota Social Studies Standards. Draft in Progress, Spring 1999.
Ahmann, Debi; Berkey, Jack; Bisenias, Mike; Christen, Tom; Dawley, Debby; Gallagher, Karen; Henry, Al; Johnson, Ruth; Kautzman, Darlene; Laskowski, Dina; Mowers, Erin; Netland, Arlys; Nix, Alice; Sheehan, Jim; Trotter, Maxine; Whitney, Paul; Vainonen, Dan
This document outlines the Spring 1999 draft of new social studies standards for the state of North Dakota. The standards in the document are based on previous North Dakota standards, national standards, and standards from other states. The primary reason for teaching social studies is to transfer and extend knowledge about the principles upon which the United States was founded, including the idea of liberty and justice for all, the uniqueness of freedom, and the opportunities provided in a democracy. Through discussion of the various sources and a consensus process, the document's writing team defined nine standards that reflect the various disciplines and the unique nature of North Dakota. These standards are: (1) Nature of History; (2) Political Institutions; (3) Economic Systems; (4) Social Studies Resources; (5) Role of the Citizen; (6) Geography; (7) Culture; (8) Sociology and Psychology; and (9) Sovereign Tribal Nations. Benchmarks, examples of specific knowledge supporting the benchmarks, and examples of activities supporting the standards and benchmarks are given for three different grade groupings of students: K-4, 5-8, and 9-12. (BT)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Benchmarking, Elementary Secondary Education, Public Schools, Social Studies, State Standards, Student Educational Objectives
Department of Public Instruction, Central Services, State Capitol - 11th Floor, 600 E. Boulevard Avenue, Bismarck, ND 58505-0440. Tel: 701-328-2272.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Dakota State Dept. of Public Instruction, Bismarck.
Identifiers - Location: North Dakota