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Curriculum Standards for Social Studies
National Council for the Social Studies

Decatur House: A Home of the Rich and Powerful
relates to the following Social Studies Standards:

    Theme III: People, Places, and Environment

  • Standard D - The student estimates distance, calculates scale, and distinguishes other geographic relationships such as population density and spatial distribution patterns.
  • Standard G- The student describes how people create places that reflect cultural values and ideals as they build neighborhoods, parks, shopping centers, and the like.
  • Standard H - The student examines, interprets, and analyzes physical and cultural patterns and their interactions, such as land use, settlement patterns, cultural transmission of customs and ideas, and ecosystem changes.
  • Standard J - The student observes and speculates about social and economic effects of environmental changes and crises resulting from phenomena such as floods, storms, and drought.

    Theme IV: Individual Development and Identity

  • Standard F - The student identifies and describes the influence of perception, attitudes, values, and beliefs on personal identity.

    Theme V: Individuals, Groups, and Institutions

  • Standard A - The student demonstrates an understanding of concepts such as role, status, and social class in describing interactions of individuals and social groups.

    Theme X: Civic Ideals and Practices

  • Standard F - The student identifies and explains the roles of formal and informal political actors in influencing and shaping public policy and decision-making.

 

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