Content Standards: Social Studies
The Social Studies Content Standards are set forth to ensure graduates of South Dakota’s public schools have the knowledge, skills, and competencies essential to leading productive, fulfilling, and successful lives as they continue their education, enter the workforce, and assume their civic responsibilities. The South Dakota Department of Education is committed to ensuring that South Dakota students graduate from the K-12 system prepared to actively participate in society at all levels—local, tribal, regional, state, and national.
- South Dakota Social Studies Standards – August 24, 2015 (Adopted: August 2015)
- 2020 Revised Social Studies Unpacked Documents (Supplement Created: Summer 2020)
- Desegregated Standards and OSEUS Alignment (Adopted: Fall 2015)
- Civics Education
- Previous Social Studies Extended Content Standards (Adopted: 2006)
For more information, contact Melinda Johnson at the Department of Education's Division of Learning and Instruction at (605) 295-0433.