National Standards for History: In a single concise volume, the National Standards for History, Basic Edition, combines standards in both United States and World History for grades 5-12. This volume provides a rich resource that teachers, administrators, and curriculum specialists will wish to draw upon in designing both world and US history courses as well as state and local standards and guidelines. Responsive to the recommendations of two panels of distinguished educators and public figures, the United States and World history standards were revised in 1996. In their present form, the National Standards for History is the result of nearly four years of intensive work by hundreds of gifted classroom teachers of history; state social studies specialists; chief state school officers responsible for history in the schools; dozens of talented and active academic historians; and representatives from a broad array of professional and scholarly organizations, civic and public interest groups, parents and individual citizens with a stake in the teaching of history in the schools.
These voluntary guidelines reflect the best historical research and the finest teaching practice in history education that this country has to offer. Grades K-12.