Social Studies Standards Support

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

Reflect on culture and cultural diversity when listening to Meet-the-Author Recordings.

Study the past and its impact on ideas, values, and how people live today through in-depth author interviews.

Experience the relationships between people, places, and environments with thought provoking points for discussion.

  • Explore the complexity of the world's total population by imagining it as a village of just 100 people in If the World Were a Village: A Book about the World's People with David J. Smith's Meet-the-Author Recording.

Reflect on the development of personal identity.

1. Referenced from "National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies: Chapter 2 - The Themes of Social Studies." National Council for the Social Studies,