National Geography Standards

The National Geography Standards: Eighteen Standards the Geographically Informed Person Knows and Understands

Published in 1994, Geography for Life  standards for Geography were released by the Geography Education National Implementation Project (GENIP). The second edition was released in 2012. The standards are voluntary and have guided states in developing their own state standards. Copies of Geography for Life are available for purchase from the NCGE store.

See a summary of the 18 Standards at the National Geographic Alliance Network site.