Curriculum

CSSE is not able to endorse curriculum to address the state standards; as a local control state, it is up to each district to decide what materials to use to meet the benchmarks.

The 2011 Minnesota K-12 Academic Standards in Social Studies set the statewide expectations for K-12 student achievement in the disciplines of citizenship and government, economics, geography and history — United States and world. Visit this site's MN Standards page.

Election 2016 Resources

Curriculum Guides and Resource Lists

Curriculum Guides are examples for educators to use to unpack benchmarks including concepts, skills, essential questions, and learning targets.

Resource Lists include possible materials and lesson plans in a benchmark-by-benchmark format. The Early Learning document is NEW for 2017!