While each School District determines the details of its own courses and curricula, all must meet or exceed the Idaho Content Standards in Social Studies. Here are the courses listed in these standards.
Western Hemisphere Geography
Eastern Hemisphere Geography
World History & Civilization
United States History I
United States History II
In these standards, there is a category that must be addressed in each course, Standard 5: Global Perspectives. This requires all courses to demonstrate that they, “… build an understanding of multiple perspectives and global interdependence”.
However, there is no such thing as a “Global Citizen”. Our students should be trained as American Citizens. The basic duty of all Education is to pass on intact the culture from one generation to the next. To the extent that a coherent study of our own Western Civilization is not taught, our schools fail in this basic duty of acculturation.