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History, Government, and Social Studies (HGSS)

Mission Statement: The Kansas Standards for History, Government, and Social Studies prepare students to be informed, thoughtful, engaged citizens as they enrich their communities, state, nation, world, and themselves.


2020 HGSS Standards

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2020 Kansas History, Government, and Social Studies StandardsAdopted on March 10, 2020

HGSS Classroom Based Assessment Rubrics and Information

The HGSS Classroom Based Assessment is designed to be used by learners and teachers for promoting Inquiry Based Learning

Parent Guides for History, Government, and Social Studies

The following documents are intended to assist parents in understanding the History, Government, and Social Studies skills and knowledge their students will be developing as they progress through the school year.

Program Manager - Humanities
Nathan (Nate) McAlister
(785) 296-3892
nmcalister@ksde.org

Program Manager - Humanities
Joann McRell
(785) 296-2144
jmcrell@ksde.org

Deputy Commissioner
Division of Learning Services
Brad Neuenswander
(785) 296-2303
bneuenswander@ksde.org

Director
Career, Standards and Assessment

Scott Smith
(785) 296-3142
sesmith@ksde.org

Assistant Director
Career and Technical Education

Stacy Smith
(785) 296-0979
slsmith@ksde.org

Assistant Director
Curricular Standards
David Fernkopf
(785) 296-8447
dfernkopf@ksde.org

Assistant Director
Assessment
Beth Fultz
(785) 296-2325
bfultz@ksde.org

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