Methods of historical and social science investigation and analysis, including criteria for critical evaluation of evidence and data, and use of primary sources and varied perspectives to interpret historical events and analyze public issues.
Knowledge Standard 1
for social studies 7-12
The teacher demonstrates knowledge of historical and social science content, concepts, and skills delineated in current national professional standards and in Vermont’s Framework of Standards and Learning Opportunities, including:
The development of students’ historical thinking, including common misconceptions in the historical thinking of students.
Knowledge Standard 2
History – Multiple perspectives on significant eras, developments, and turning points in ancient and modern history; causes and effects in human society; forces of historical and cultural continuity and change.
Knowledge Standard 3
Cultural Geography – An understanding of the world in spatial terms, the physical and human characteristics of places and regions, human systems, the interaction of environment and society.
Knowledge Standard 4
Diversity, Unity, Identity, and Interdependence – Culture, including cultural identity, expressions, and universals; the origins of conflict; consequences of discrimination, stereotyping, and prejudice on individuals and groups.
Knowledge Standard 5
Citizenship – Forms of government and their underlying concepts; principles and responsibilities of democratic citizenship; principles of American federalism; origins and evolution of the concepts of equality, justice, freedom, human, and civil rights.
Knowledge Standard 6
Economics – Forms of economic systems; consequences of economic systems on people and environments; government role in economic policy; concept of economic interdependence; principles of micro and macro economics.