History Standards Support

Inspired by the National Council for the Social Studies1, the reference points that are bolded below can enhance your social studies instruction.

Experience historians' passion for their work.

  • Learn how Kadir Nelson embodies history through "human stories" within his Meet-the-Author Movie for We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball.

Pique interest with biographies of historical figures.

Enliven history lessons with audio performances that contextualize a historical era.

  • Relive the terror of the WWII evacuation experience while listening to Ruta Sepetys's Meet-the-Author Recording sharing the circumstances portrayed in Salt to the Sea.

1. Referenced from "NCSS National Standards for Social Studies Teachers." National Council for the Social Studies, http://www.socialstudies.org/standards/teacherstandards.