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Education Standards

NHD and National Education Standards
This document illustrates how participation in the National History Day program supports teachers and students in meeting local, state and particularly national education standards.

California Framework & Standards
The SCORE (Schools of California Online Resources for Education) site provides information on history-social science standards and assessment for California, STAR (Standardized Testing and Reporting) assessments, Golden State Examination test content for economics, government/civics, and U.S. history, and alternative assessment resources on the Web.

Colorado K-12 Academic Standards
The Colorado Department of Education has published standards for civics, economics, geography, and history.

Content Knowledge: The McREL Standards Database
A pioneering partnership between Achieve, Inc. and McREL (the Mid Continent Regional Education Lab) has created a searchable database containing educational standards from 49 states. Content knowledge in database has links to history, civics, economics, and geography standards.

Kansas Social Studies Homepage
Several versions of the state's curricular standards for civics-government, economics, geography and history can be downloaded from this Kansas State Department of Education site.

Minnesota Graduation Standards
This Website provides information on how teachers can use the National History Day program to meet Minnesota state graduation standards.  

National Center for History in the Schools
Click here for the national history standards online, in addition to teaching units, lesson plans, unit objectives matched to standards, and reproducible primary sources.

New York Education Standards
This Website will assist teachers and schools in New York in meeting state educational standards. In New York, National History Day supports the state Learning Standards for Social Studies and the New York State Core Curriculum.

Oregon Content Standards
Users can download Oregon's K-12 benchmarks, Certificate of Initial Mastery, Certificate of Advanced Mastery, and College Admission (PASS) standards from this Oregon Department of Education site.

Vermont Framework of Standards
Website provides teachers a model to use National History Day in the classroom and meet state education standards.