Minnesota - Content Standards: Social Studies

Social Studies
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Minnesota updated the social studies standards in 2013.


Minnesota’s 2004 social studies standards were reviewed and revised in 2011. The new standards proceeded through the state’s administrative rulemaking process, were adopted into rule on May 6, 2013, and became effective May 13, 2013. View the social studies rulemaking page . The 2011 Minnesota K-12 Academic Standards in Social Studies was to be implemented in all schools by the 2013-2014 school year.

The next review of the social studies standards will be during the 2019-2020 school year. In addition to the state social studies standards, there are standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies included in the 2010 Minnesota K-12 Academic Standards in English Language Arts.

Adopting Authority: 
Chief State School Officer
Implementing Authority: 
State Department of Education
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