ERIC Number: ED441713
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Nevada Academic Standards in the Social Studies: Civics.
Nevada State Dept. of Education, Carson City.
Nevada's academic standards for civics education are predicated on the idea that, to support and benefit from a diverse democratic society, a student must have a fundamental understanding of civic life, politics, and government. When instruction is closely focused on Nevada's civics standards, students gain an understanding of these broad spheres. Nevada's standards primarily represent three themes: (1) civic foundations, including the founding of the national government, most notably the composition of the Constitution and its amendments; (2) political processes, including how government institutions function, the election of leaders, international relations, and the creation and application of laws; and (3) the rights and responsibilities of citizens in a democracy, including how citizens can participate and why it is important. Eight civics standards for students in grades K-4 and eight civics standards for students in grades 5-12 are outlined. For each of the eight standards, the performance level descriptors for grades 2, 3, 5, 8, and 12 are listed. (Included is a glossary of relevant terms.) (BT)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Benchmarking, Citizenship, Citizenship Education, Civics, Democracy, Elementary Secondary Education, Public Schools, Social Studies, State Standards, Student Educational Objectives, United States Government (Course)
Nevada Department of Education, 700 East Fifth Street, Carson City, NV 89701-5096. Tel: 775-687-9217; Fax: 775-687-9202. For full text: http://www.nsn.k12.nv.us/nvdoe/.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nevada State Dept. of Education, Carson City.
Identifiers - Location: Nevada