Colorado - Content Standards: Social Studies

Area: 
Social Studies
Policy Type: 
Rule
Year Adopted: 
2014
Summary: 

Colorado updated the Social Studies standards in 2014.

Body: 

The original Colorado Model Content Standards for history, geography, civics, and economics were designed to provide districts with benchmarks of learning at grades 4, 8, and 12. The standards revision subcommittee was charged with providing more a specific learning trajectory of concepts and skills across grade levels, from early school readiness to postsecondary preparedness. Articulating standards by grade level in each area affords greater specificity (clearer standards) in describing the learning path across levels (higher standards), while focusing on a few key ideas at each grade level (fewer standards)

Adopting Authority: 
State Board of Education
Implementing Authority: 
State Department of Education
Last Verified by NASBE: 
03/22/2016
Review: 
Review mandated
Review Period: 
Every six years