Curriculum Standards And Disability History

Because people with disabilities have played important roles across all aspects and periods of human endeavor, disability history provides a rich source for the social studies. Each Lesson Cluster in the DHM identifies relevant national standards. These readily align with state standards.

The Curriculum Standards for Social Studies address overall curriculum design and comprehensive student performance expectations, while the National Standards for History provide focused and enhanced content detail. Access the full National Standards for History (1996) from the National Center for History in the Schools, University of California, Los Angeles: Access the full Curriculum Standards for Social Studies (1994) from the National Council for the Social Studies: