How to Browse Curriculum Standards

Here's how to browse curriculum standards:

  1. If you're not already at the Curriculum Standards page, click the Curriculum Standards link in the search path bar
  2. Select a standards entity from the list (you may find links to National Standards as well as links to specific states)
  3. Select a specific set of standards for the national or state entity you selected in Step 2
  4. If available for the set of standards you selected, you may be able to choose the grade level by using the drop-down menu to show standards for all available grades or for a specific grade
  5. Click a plus sign (+) to expand (show) sublevels or click a minus sign (-) to collapse (hide) a level
  6. When a curriculum standard has been fully expanded, you'll find links to Related Subjects

This collection contains standards for the following disciplines: Social Science and Science for the middle school and high school levels. In a few cases, an organization has not granted Gale permission to reproduce their standards online, in which case you will see a message informing you that those standards are unavailable.

The following information will display for each set of standards, where available:

For each individual standard, if present, the system will display a standard's identification code (such as V.3.3).

Expanding Lower Levels

Curriculum standards are typically arranged in a hierarchy that you can "drill down" through so that a high level, general statement may have one or more layers of objectives under it that become progressively more specific as you expand to lower levels. Upon first entering the curriculum standards browse page, the topmost level of the standards hierarchy will be displayed. A plus sign (+) in front of a standard indicates that there are additional, subordinate levels below it.

Clicking a minus sign (-) hides a level. Click Collapse All to hide all subordinate levels.

When you have expanded to the lowest level of a specific standard, you'll find links to Related Subjects. Clicking a related subject link launches a Subject Search. Clicking Search for All Subjects includes all terms shown in your search.

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