On August 24, 2015, the South Dakota Board of Education adopted new content standards in social studies.
The new South Dakota social studies content standards are organized into four disciplines—history, geography, civics/government and economics—with the goal of making students college, career and civic ready. The new standards are intended to guide the teaching and learning of content, concepts and skills like inquiry, communication, critical thinking and problem solving.
A South Dakota workgroup of K-12 teachers, higher education representatives and other education professionals developed the standards. Click here to read the new standards.