ERIC Number: ED441728
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
The Kansas Curricular Standards for Civics-Government, Economics, Geography and History.
Kansas State Board of Education, Topeka.
This curriculum standards guide for Kansas presents the following mission statement: the goal of civics/government, economics, geography, and history curricula is to enable students by systematic study to acquire the knowledge, skill, and judgment to continue to learn for themselves; to participate intelligently, justly, and responsibly in civic life and in deliberation about local, national, and international issues; and to enrich private life. The guide is organized by disciplines (each of which embodies a distinctive mode of thought) and provides standards, benchmarks, and indicators that are specific and rich in content and presented by grade level as well as by discipline. For civics/government, the guide explains how to use the standards and presents five benchmarks (Rule of Law; Civic Values; U.S. Constitution; Rights, Privileges, Responsibilities; Government Systems). For economics, the guide explains how to use the standards and presents five benchmarks (Scarcity; Market Economy; Economic Systems; Role of Government; Decision Making). For geography, the guide explains how to use the standards and presents five benchmarks (Maps and Location; Regions; Physical Systems; Human Systems; Human-Environment Interactions). For history, the guide explains how to use the standards and presents separate benchmarks for Kansas history, United States history, and world history. Seven appendixes are attached: (1) "Do You Know the Requirements?"; (2) "Glossary"; (3) "Interdisciplinary Approach Ideas"; (4) "Geographic Locations To Know"; (5) "World History Content Outline"; (6) "Resources"; and (7) "Standards Document Writers." (BT)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Benchmarking, Citizenship Education, Civics, Economics, Elementary Secondary Education, Geography, History, Political Science, Public Schools, Social Studies, State Standards, Student Educational Objectives
Kansas State Board of Education, 120 SE 10th Avenue, Topeka, KS 66612-1182. Tel: 785-296-4932.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kansas State Board of Education, Topeka.
Identifiers - Location: Kansas