BPS District Social Studies Standards Book

K-12 Grade Levels

BPSS SST logo K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 HS
Standard 1:  Students apply Social Studies
skills and resources.
Standard 2:  Students understand
important historical events.
Standard 3:  Students understand economic concepts and
the characteristics of various economic systems.
Standard 4:  Students understand the development, functions, and forms of various
political institutions and the role of the citizen in government and society.
Standard 5:  Students understand and apply
concepts of geography.
Standard 6:  Students understand the importance of culture,
individual identity, and group identity.

BPS Identifier System of the Standards 



The individual Standards are organized by their Strand with each Standard having a unique identifier categorized by Subject-Grade Level.Strand.Standard. The Bismarck Public School District has modified the North Dakota DPI Identifiers to fit into our student information system PowerSchool for Standards-Based grading. The image is a short explanation of the components of the identifier modifications which the ND DPI lists as 

Note click on an identifier with a dashed underlined to view more information about the standards. (e.g. I can...statements)

SST-06.1.03 Use geographic tools and concepts to locate and describe physical features of places.