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Curriculum Standards for Social Studies
National Council for the Social Studies

"Journey from Slavery to Statesman": The Homes of Frederick Douglass
relates to the following Social Studies Standards:


Theme I: Culture

  • Standard B- The student explains how information and experiences may be interpreted by people from diverse cultural perspectives and frames of reference.
  • Standard D- The student explains why individuals and groups respond differently to their physical and social environments and/or changes to them on the basis of shared assumptions, values, and beliefs.

Theme III: People, Places, and Environments

  • Standard G- The student describes how people create places that reflect cultural values and ideas as they build neighborhoods, parks, shopping centers, and the like.

Theme IV: Identity Development and Identity

  • Standard A- The student relates personal changes to cultural, social, and historical contexts.
  • Standard B-The student describes personal connections to place—associated with community, nation, and world.
  • Standard D- The student relates such factors as physical endowment and capabilities, learning, motivation, personality, perception, and behavior to individual development.
  • Standard E- The student identifies and describes ways regional, ethnic, and national cultures influence individuals' daily lives.

Theme V: Individuals, Groups, and Institutions

  • Standard B- The student analyzes group and institutional influences on people, events, and elements of culture.
  • Standard E- The student identifies and describes examples of tensions between belief systems and government policies and laws.
  • Standard F- The student describes the role of institutions in furthering both continuity and change.

Theme VI: Power, Authority, and Governance

  • Standard D- The student describes the ways nations and organizations respond to forces of unity and diversity affecting order and security.
  • Standard F- The student explains conditions, actions, and motivations that contribute to conflict and cooperation within and among nations.
  • Standard H- The student explains and applies concepts such as power, role, status, justice, and influence to the examination of persistent issues and social problems.

Theme VII: Production, Distribution, and Consumption

  • Standard F- The student explains and illustrates how values and beliefs influence different economic decisions.

Theme IX: Global Connections

  • Standard B- The student analyzes examples of conflict, cooperation, and interdependence among groups, societies, and nations.

Theme X: Civic Ideals and Practices

  • Standard E- The student explains and analyzes various forms of citizen action that influence public policy decisions.
  • Standard F- The student identifies and explains the roles of formal and informal political actors in influencing and shaping public policy and decision-making.
  • Standard H- The student analyzes the effectiveness of selected public policies and citizen behaviors in realizing the stated ideals of a democratic republican form of government.
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