Montana - Content Standards: Social Studies

Social Studies
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Montana updated the social studies standards in 2010.


Social studies is an integrated study of the social sciences and humanities designed to foster citizenship in an interdependent world. Social studies provides coordinated, systematic study of such disciplines as economics, history, geography, government, sociology, anthropology, psychology and elements of the humanities. Social studies addresses political, economic, geographic, and social processes that allow students to make informed decisions for personal and public good.

Social studies develops the knowledge, skills, and processes necessary to understand historical and present day connections among diverse individuals and groups. A study of Montana’s rich past and geographic diversity includes the distinct cultural heritage and contemporary perspectives of Montana’s American Indians and other cultural groups.

Adopting Authority: 
State Board of Education
Implementing Authority: 
State Department of Education
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