KS-The Kansas State Standard

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Two Letter KS
State Kansas
Policy Focus Curriculum Framework
Initiating Entity SEA
Description The Kansas State Standards for History Government and Social Studies provide grade-level standards for K-8 and course-specific standards for high school. The standards include the following five standards for all grades and courses: 1. Choices have consequences, 2. Individuals have rights and responsibilities, 3. Societies are shaped by beliefs, ideas, and diversity, 4. Societies experience continuity and change over time, and 5. Relationships among people, places, ideas, and environments are dynamic. Though each standard is supported by four benchmarks, the benchmarks are not grade-level or course-specific. However, the document provides grade-level and course-specific instructional guides (a “suggested scope and sequence” for curriculum progression). Though civics is embedded throughout, the standards recommend Civics/Government as a unit in Grades K-4, Civic Rights and Social Change as a unit in United States History (high school), and multiple civics units in United States Government (high school). The goal of the standards is to “prepare students to be informed, thoughtful, engaged citizens as they enrich their communities, state, nation, world, and themselves.” Emphasis is “placed on the ‘doing’ of social studies rather than simple acquisition of content knowledge.”
Reference Code The Kansas State Standards for History Government and Social Studies (2013)
Year Passed
Year Implemented 2013
Grade Levels K-12
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