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Curriculum Standards for Social Studies
National Council for the Social Studies

Coffeyville, Kansas: The Town That Stopped the Dalton Gang
relates to the following Social Studies Standards:

    Theme I: Culture

  • Standard A - The student compares similarities and differences in the ways groups, societies, and cultures meet human needs and concerns.
  • Standard B - The student explains how information and experiences may be interpreted by people from diverse cultural perspectives and frames of reference.
  • Standard E - The student articulates the implications of cultural diversity, as well as cohesion, within and across groups.

    Theme II: Time, Continuity and Change

  • Standard B - The student identifies and uses key concepts such as chronology, causality, change, conflict, and complexity to explain, analyze, and show connections among patterns of historical change and continuity.
  • Standard C - The student identifies and describes selected historical periods and patterns of change within and across cultures, such as the rise of civilizations, the development of transportation systems, the growth and breakdown of colonial systems, and others.
  • Standard E - The student develops critical sensitivities such as empathy and skepticism regarding attitudes, values, and behaviors of people in different historical contexts.
  • Standard F - The student uses knowledge of facts and concepts drawn from history, along with methods of historical inquiry, to inform decision-making about and action-taking on public issues.

    Theme III: People, Places and Environments

  • Standard A - The student elaborates mental maps of locales, regions, and the world that demonstrate understanding of relative location, direction, size, and shape.
  • Standard G - The student describes how people creates places that reflect cultural values and ideals as they build neighborhoods, parks, shopping centers, and the like.

    Theme IV: Individual Development and Identity

  • Standard A. The student relates personal changes to social, cultural, and historical contexts.
  • Standard E - The student identifies and describes ways regional, ethnic, and national cultures influence individuals daily lives.

    Theme VI: Power, Authority and Governance

  • Standard D - The student identifies and analyzes examples of tensions between expressions of individuality and group or institutional efforts to promote social conformity.

    Theme X: Civic Ideals and Practices

  • Standard A - The student examine the origins and continuing influence of key ideals of the democratic republican form of government, such as individual human dignity, liberty, justice, equality, and the rule of law.
  • Standard B - The student identifies and interprets sources and examples of the rights and responsibilities of citizens.
  • Standard C - The student locate, access, analyze, organize, and apply information about selected public issues recognizing and explaining multiple points of view.
  • Standard D - The student practice forms of civic discussion and participation consistent with the ideals of citizens in a democratic republic.
  • Standard G - The student analyze the influence of diverse forms of public opinion on the development of public policy and decision-making.
  • Standard J - The student examine strategies designed to strengthen the "common good," which consider a range of options for citizen action.

 

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