Cross-Cultural Communication: A Professional Development Learning Center

Academic and Cultural Standards

Geography Standards

National and most state standards in Geography address issues in cross-cultural communication and understanding.

NSS-G.K-12.2, Places and Regions

As a result of their activities K-12, all students should

  • Understand how culture and experience influence people's perceptions of places and regions.

NS-G.K-12.4, Human Systems

As a result of their activities K-12, all students should

  • Understand the characteristics, distribution, and complexity of Earth's cultural mosaics.

Cultural Standards

In 1998, the state of Alaska adopted Standards for Culturally Responsive Schools (click on this link for a complete list). Separate sets of standards were developed for:

  • Students
  • Educators
  • Schools
  • Curriculum
  • Communities

If your state does not have cultural standards, Alaska's list can serve as a reference point and model.