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CURRICULUM STANDARDS RELATING TO
THE UNITED STATES CIVIL WAR -- 1861 - 1865


    Teachers and parents seeking the full range of curriculum standards which can be served by this film should carefully review the standards applicable to their state. The following is a base from which to start for the eleven most populous states. We have not included standards which apply to general concepts or to skills of analysis or performance.

California Content Standards: History-Social Science: Grade 8: United States History and Geography: Growth and Conflict: Standards 8.10; Grade 11: United States History and Geography: Continuity and Change in the Twentieth Century: Standards 11.3.1 - 11.3.3; and Grade 12: Principles of American Democracy and Economics: Standards 12.3.2; 12.3.4; 12.5.4.


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Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills: Social Studies: Grade 5: 113.7 (b)(4)(D); (b)(4)(E); (b)(7) - (b)(9); (b)(12); (b)(14) - (b)(17); & (b)(21) - (b)(24); Grade 8: 113.24 (b)(1); (b)(7); (b)(8); (b)(11) - (b)(13); (b)(23) - (b)(29) and United States Government: 113.35(c): (2)(D); (3) - (18) & (20).

New York Learning Standards: Social Studies: History of the United States and New York: All Standards and All Key Ideas, Elementary, Intermediate and Commencement; New York Social Studies Standards are conceptual and apply to any era.

Florida Sunshine State Standards: Social Studies: Grades: 6-8: Time, Continuity and Change [History]: SS.A.1.3; Western and Eastern Civilization Since the Renaissance: SS.A.3.3; US History to 1880: SS.A.4.3; People Places and Environments [Geography]: all standards may apply; Government and the Citizen [Civics and Government]: all standards may apply; Grades 9 12: Time, Continuity, Change [History]: SS.A.1.4; US History to 1880: SS.A.4.4.6; People Places and Environments [Geography]: all standards may apply; and Government and the Citizen [Civics and Government]: all standards may apply; and Economics: all standards may apply except SS.D.4.2.6.

Illinois Learning Standards: [standards with "2" refer to Late Elementary, with a "3" refer to Jr. High Middle School; with a "4" refer to Early High School and with a "5" refer to Late High School] -- Social Science: State Goal 16: History: A: Apply the skills of historical analysis and interpretation: 16.A.2a - .2c; 16.A.3a - .3c; 16.A.4a & .4b; 16.A.5a & .5b; State Goal 16.B(US): Understand the development of significant political events: 16.B.2c & .2d; 16.B.3c; 16.B.4; 16.B.5b; State Goal 16.C(US): Understand the development of economic systems: 16.C.3b; 16.C.4b; State Goal 16.D(US): Understand Illinois, United States and world social history: 16.D.2c; 16.D.3a & .3b; 16.D.4a & .4b; 16.D.5a; State Goal 16.E(US): Understand Illinois, United States and world environmental history: 16.E.2a; 16.E.3b; 16.E.3c; 16.E.5a & .5b; State Goal 17: Geography: A. Locate, describe and explain places, regions and features on the Earth: 17.A.2a & .2b; 17.A.3a & .3b; 17.A.4a & .4b; State Goal 17.C. Understand relationships between geographic factors and society: 17.C.2a - .2c 17.C.3a - .3c; 17.C.4a - .4c; 17.C.5a - .5c; State Goal 17.D. Understand the historical significance of geography: 17.D.2b; 17.D.3a; 17.D.3b; 17.D.4; State Goal 14: Political Systems: All standards except 14.F.3a & .3b; State Goal 18: Social Systems: A. Compare characteristics of culture as reflected in language, literature, the arts, traditions and institutions: 18.A.3; 18.A.4; & 18.A.5; State Goal 18.B. Understand the roles and interactions of individuals and groups in society: 18.B.2b; 18.B.3a & .3b; 18.B.4; State Goal 18.C. Understand how social systems form and develop over time: 18.C.2; 18.C.3a & .3b; 18.C.5.

Pennsylvania Academic Standards: Civics and Government: Civics and Government: Grade 3: 5.1.3.(M) and 5.2.3.(A)(E) and Grade 6: 5.2.6 (A) and Grade 9: 5.1.9 (L) and Grade 12: 5.1.12 (L);History: Pennsylvania History, Category 8.2: Grade3-12: 8.2.3(C), 8.2.9(A)-(D); and United States History, Category 8.3: 8.3.3(A), 8.3.3(D), 8.3.9 (A)-(D).

Ohio Academic Content Standards: Social Studies: Grade 5: People in Societies: 1 - 6; Geography: 2 - 9; Government 1 - 3; Citizenship Rights and Responsibilities: 1 - 3; Social Studies Skills and Methods: 1 - 9; Grade 6: Geography: 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9; Economics: 1 - 6; Government: 1 - 4; Citizenship Rights and Responsibilities: 1-2; Grade 8: History 9 and 10; People in Society: 1 - 6; Geography: 1 - 3; Economics: 1, 3; Citizenship Rights and Responsibilities: 2, 3, 4; Social Studies Skills and Methods: 1 - 5; Grade 9: Citizenship Rights and Responsibilities: 1.B; Grade 10: History: 1; People In Societies: 4; Geography: 1 - 3; Economics 1; Government: 1; Citizenship Rights and Responsibilities: 1; Social Studies Skills and Methods; 1 - 3.

Michigan Curriculum Framework: Content Standards and Working Draft Benchmarks: Social Studies: Time and Chronology: Middle School and High School; Standard I.1; Standard I.3; Standard I.4; Geographic Perspective: Middle School and High School: Standard II.1; Standard II.3; Civic Perspective: Middle School and High School: Standard III.1, III.2, III.3; Inquiry: Standard V.1, V.2.

New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards: Civics: Civics, Standard 6.2: Through Grade 8: C.4, D.2 and Through Grade 12: A.4, B.3; Standard 6.4 US and New Jersey History: Through Grade 8: G; Through Grade 12: G.

Georgia Performance Standards: Social Studies: Grade 3, Historical Understandings: SS3H2; Grade 5, Historical Understandings: SS5H8; Grade 8, Georgia Studies: SS8H6; Grades 9-12, United States History Social Studies: SSUSH8, SSUSH9.

North Carolina Standard Course of Study: Social Studies Creation and Development of North Carolina as a State: Grade 8: Competency Goal 4; Grade 11, US History: Competency Goal 3; and African American Studies: Competency Goal 3 and 4.

This web page published August 25, 2005; revised March 30, 2007, February 5, 2008, and July 17, 2008.


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