Posted: Wed, 06/11/2014 - 11:45am Updated: Fri, 10/28/2016 - 11:55am

In March of 2014, the Indiana State Board of Education approved the adoption of new academic standards for Social Studies. These new standards went through a rigorous review process. Classroom teachers, higher education, and social studies organizations were involved in the review process.

In addition to the new academic standards, the Indiana State Board of Education also approved the adoption of Content Area Literacy Standards for History/Social Studies (Grades 6-12) in April of 2014. These standards are to provide guidance to social studies teachers on expectations for integrating reading and writing skills into their classrooms.

 

Indiana Academic Standards - Social Studies 2014
The following documents specifically list the social studies Indiana Academic Standards for each grade level or content course. These standards are listed by grade level in grades K-8 and by content area in grades 9 – 12.
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Kindergarten 07/18/2014 PDF Word
Grade 1 07/18/2014 PDF Word
Grade 2 07/18/2014 PDF Word
Grade 3 07/18/2014 PDF Word
Grade 4 03/17/2015 PDF Word
Grade 5 03/17/2015 PDF Word
Grade 6 03/17/2015 PDF Word
Grade 7 03/17/2015 PDF Word
Grade 8 03/17/2015 PDF Word
Economics 03/17/2015 PDF Word
Geography & History of the World 05/28/2014 PDF Word
Global Economics 05/28/2014 PDF Word
Psychology 03/17/2015 PDF Word
Sociology 03/17/2015 PDF Word
United States Government 03/17/2015 PDF Word
United States History 03/17/2015 PDF Word
World Geography 05/28/2014 PDF Word
World History & Civilization 03/17/2015 PDF Word

 

Indiana Content Area Literacy Standards
These standards provide guidance to social studies teachers in grades 6-12 on expectations for integrating reading and writing skills into their daily instruction.
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History/Social Studies Content Area Literacy 04/15/2014 PDF

 

Social Studies Resource Guides for Indiana Academic Standards 2014
These Teacher Resource Guides have been developed to provide supporting materials to help educators successfully implement the social studies standards.  These resources are provided to help teachers in their work to ensure all students meet the rigorous learning expectations set by the Academic Standards. Use of these resources is optional.
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Grade 4 03/17/2015 PDF Word
Grade 5 03/17/2015 PDF Word
Grade 6 03/17/2015 PDF Word
Grade 7 10/28/2016 PDF Word
Grade 8 03/17/2015 PDF Word
Economics 03/17/2015 PDF Word
Psychology 03/17/2015 PDF Word
Sociology 03/17/2015 PDF Word
United States Government 03/17/2015 PDF Word
United States History 03/17/2015 PDF Word
World History & Civilization 10/28/2016 PDF Word

 

Social Studies Standards Vertical Articulations
The Vertical Articulation documents illustrate the significant connections between the standards across grade levels. Administrators and teachers are encouraged to use these documents to facilitate cross-grade level discussions.
Title Updated Download
Grade K-3 Vertical Articulation 07/18/2014 PDF
Grade 4-5 Vertical Articulation 07/18/2014 PDF
Grade 6-7 Vertical Articulation 07/18/2014 PDF
U.S. History Vert Articulation 07/18/2014 PDF

 

Social Studies Correlation Guides
These documents provide guidance and illustrate the correlations between the current Indiana Academic Standards for social studies (2014) and the previous standards from 2007. Teachers are encouraged to use this document as an instructional support tool.
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Kindergarten 08/20/2014 PDF
Grade 1 08/20/2014 PDF
Grade 2 08/20/2014 PDF
Grade 3 08/20/2014 PDF
Grade 4 08/20/2014 PDF
Grade 5 08/20/2014 PDF
Grade 6 08/20/2014 PDF
Grade 7 08/20/2014 PDF
Grade 8 08/20/2014 PDF
U.S. History 08/20/2014 PDF
Government 08/20/2014 PDF
Economics 08/20/2014 PDF

  

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