ERIC Number: ED441714
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Nevada Academic Standards in the Social Studies: Geography.
Nevada State Dept. of Education, Carson City.
Nevada's academic standards for geography explain that geography is a field of study that enables people to find answers to questions about the world around them, where things are, and how and why they got there. The aim of Nevada's geography standards is for students to graduate from Nevada schools with an understanding of the people, places, and environments on earth. The geography standards represent a consensus on what constitutes a world-class education in geography for all Nevada students. Nevada's standards evolved from the geography community's thinking about what constitutes appropriate and challenging content. The study of geography has practical value through the application of a spatial view to life situations. Six standards and off-grade indicators for grades K-4 and six standards for grades 5-12 are outlined. The standards also include benchmark geographic skills for each grade and present performance level descriptors for grades 2, 3, 5, 8, and 12. (Includes an extensive geography glossary.) (BT)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Benchmarking, Elementary Secondary Education, Geography, Geography Instruction, Public Schools, Social Studies, State Standards, Student Educational Objectives
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