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CURRICULUM STANDARDS RELATING TO
UNITED STATES: 1865-1913


    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 8.11 and 8.12; Grade 11: United States History and Geography: Continuity and Change in the Twentieth Century: Standards 11.2; 11.3.1 - 11.3.4; 11.4.1 - 11.4.4; Grade 12: Principles of American Democracy and Economics: Standards 12.3.2; 12.3.4; 12.5.4; 12.8.1.

Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills: Social Studies: Grade 5: 113.7(b):(4)(A) - (4)(C); (4)(F); (4)(G); (7) - (9); (12); (14) - (17); and (21) - (24); Grade 8: 113.24(b): (1); (9); (11) - (15); (17)(B); and (23) - (29); United States History Since Reconstruction: 113.32(c): (1); (2); (3)(A); (4)(A),(4)(B); (9) - (11); (12)(A); (16); (17)(B); (18); (19)(A); (19)(B); and (20) - (23); United States Government: 113.35(c): (2)(D); (3) - (18) and (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; US History from 1880 to the Present Day: SS.A.5.3; 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; Western and Eastern Civilization Since the Renaissance: SS.A.3.4.8 and .9; US History to 1880: SS.A.4.4.6; US History from 1880 to the present day: SS.A.5.4.1 - .3; 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.2.4.6.

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 and .4b; 16.A.5a and .5b; B: Understand the development of significant political events (US): 16.B.2c and 2d; 16.B.3c and .3d; 16.B.4; 16.B.5b; State Goal 16.C: Understand the development of economic systems: 16.C.2b; 16.C.3b and .3c; 16.C.4b; State Goal 16.D: Understand Illinois, United States and world social history (US): 16.D.2b-.2c; 16.D.3a and 3b; 16.D.4a and .4b; 16.D.5; State Goal 16.E: Understand Illinois, United States and world environmental history (US): 16.E.2b; 16.E.3b and 3c; 16.E.4a and 4b; 16.E.5a and .5b; State Goal 17: Geography: A. Locate, describe and explain places, regions and features on the Earth: 17.A.2a and .2b; 17.A.3a and .3b; 17.A.4a and .4b; C. Understand relationships between geographic factors and society: 17.C.2a - .2c; 17.C.3a - .3c; 17.C.4a - .4c; 17.C.5a - .5c; 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; and 18.A.5; B. Understand the roles and interactions of individuals and groups in society: 18.B.2b; 18.B.3a and .3b; 18.B.4; C. Understand how social systems form and develop over time: 18.C.2; 18.C.3a and .3b; 18.C.5.

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

Ohio Academic Content Standards: Social Studies: Grade 5: Geography: 2 - 9; Economics: 1 - 7; Government 1 - 3; Citizenship Rights and Responsibilities: 1 - 3; Social Studies Skills and Methods: 1 - 9; Grade 6: People in Societies: 1; Geography: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9; Economics 1 - 6; Government 1, 4-8; Citizenship Rights and Responsibilities 1, 2; Grade 8: History: 11; People in Society: 1, 2, 3, 5 and 6; Geography 1 - 3; Government 1, 4, 5, 6, 8; Citizenships Rights and Responsibilities: 3 and 4; Social Studies Skills and Methods: 1 - 5; Grade 10: History: 1 - 5; People in Societies: 1 - 5; Geography: 1 - 3; Economics 1, 2, 3; Government: 1; Citizenship Rights and Responsibilities: 1 - 4; Social Studies Skills and Methods; 1 - 3; Grades 11 and 12: Standards for these grades relate to the late 19th and 20th centuries and primarily to the latter half of the 20th century. Other than that, they do not lend themselves to classification by periods of time.

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

New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards: Civics: Civics, Standard 6.2: Through Grade 8: C.4, D.2, D.3, D.4; and Through Grade 12: B.3; Standard 6.4: United States and New Jersey History: Through Grade 8: G; Through Grade 12: G, H, and I.1-I.2.

Georgia Performance Standards: Social Studies: Grade 3, Historical Understandings: SS3H2; Grade 5, Historical Understandings: SS5H2, SS5H3; Grade 8, Georgia Studies: SS8H6, SS8H7; High School, United States History Social Studies: SSUSH10-SSUSH14.

North Carolina Standard Course of Study: Social Studies; Grade 8: North Carolina: Creation and Development of the State: Competency Goals 4 and 5; Grade 10: Civics and Economics; Competency Goals 7, 8 and 10; Grade 11, US History: Goal 3.04-3.05; Goals 4-7.

This web page published August 25, 2005; revised March 30, 2007 and July 2, 2008.


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