Oregon Department of Education

Social Sciences - Standards

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Standards-based education is the process of basic teaching, learning and assessment that focuses on national, state, and local educational standards. Academic Content Standards are statements of what students are expected to know and be able to do at specified grade levels.

Social Sciences Content Standards Review

2016 Oregon Social Sciences Summit

Materials from the July 26, 2016 event

The Oregon State Board of Education adopted the Oregon Social Sciences Standards K-12 PDF on August 15, 2011. Instruction should be aligned to these standards by the beginning of 2012-2013.

Content Standards Review    
The Oregon Department of Education conducted a review and revision of the Social Sciences academic content standards. Information regarding the process that was used can be found here.

2011 Social Sciences Standards

Common Core State Standards for Literacy in History/Social Sciences

The 6-12 literacy standards for History/Social Studies are not meant to replace the content standards in the social sciences but rather to supplement them. The emphasis in the literacy standards is for students to learn to read and write in English Language Arts and to further develop reading and writing skills specific to social sciences’ content.
  • 6-8 MS-Word   04/03/2012 (230 KB)
  • 6-8 PDF   04/03/2012 (566.50 KB)
  • 9/10 MS-Word   04/03/2012 (231.50 KB)
  • 9/10 PDF   04/03/2012 (567.77 KB)
  • 11/12 MS-Word   04/03/2012 (232 KB)
  • 11/12 PDF   04/03/2012 (565.87 KB)

Social Sciences Standards Resources

National Social Sciences Standards Documents

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