Department of Defense Education Activity

Host Nation Studies: Standards


Host Nation Studies combines components of the World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages, elements of the C3 Framework for College, Career, and Civic Life (National Council for the Social Studies), and the College and Career Ready Standards for Literacy. The social studies topics for each grade level in Host Nation Studies are aligned to the Engage New York Standards for K-6 social studies adopted by DoDEA K-12 social studies as part of the DoDEA College and Career Ready Standards for History/Social Studies.

Host Nation Studies consolidates the “Five Cs” of language education: Communication, Cultures, Connections, Comparisons, and Communities into two anchor standards:

  • Standard 1: Communication Competency – The communication competency provides an opportunity for students to communicate in the host language face-to-face, virtually, in writing, or through reading age- appropriate texts.
  • Standard 2: Cultural Competency – The cultural competency provides opportunities for the student to investigate and reflect on the culture of the host nation, make connections to the host nation community, compare the culture of the host nation community to their own, and to interact and collaborate in their host nation community.

DoDEA College and Career Ready Standards for Host Nation Studies

Kindergarten – Grade 6

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