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National and International Standards

Individual state standards

All individual State Social Studies Standards can be accessed at the following useful websites:

The following website is a compilation of model standards in all subjects from many state and national sources which will be of value to curriculum workers:

National standards

There are national standards in civics, geography, history, economics and social studies as follows:

Civics

National Standards for Civics and Government, 1994
ISBN 0-89818-155-0

Order from Center for Civic Education (CVC)
5146 Douglas Fir Road
Calabasas, CA 91302-1467
(818) 591-9321
www.civiced.org

Geography

Geography For Life, National Geography Standards. 1994
ISBN 0-7922-2755-1

Order from National Geographic Society
P.O. Box 1640
Washington, D.C. 20013-1640
1-800-368-2728
www.nationalgeographic.org

History

National Standards for History, 1996
ISBN 09633219-4-6

Order from National Center for History in the Schools
University of California, Los Angeles
1100 Glendon Avenue, Suite 927
Box 951588
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1588
Fax: (310) 794-6740
www.sscnet.ucla.edu/nchs/standards

Social Studies

Expectations of Excellence, National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies, 1994
ISBN 0-87986-065-0

Order from National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS)
3501 Newark Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20016
www.ncss.org/standards/toc.html

Economics

Voluntary National Content Standards in Economics, 2000
ISBN 1-56183-433-5

Order from National Council on Economic Education (NCEE)
1140 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10036
(212) 730-7007
www.nationalcouncil.org