http://www.socialstudies.org/standards/strands
This site provides a thorough overview of the National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies – specifically, the ten themes of social studies education.

http://pennsylvaniasocialstudies.wikispaces.com/Pennsylvania+Academic+Standards+for+Social+Studies
Get the latest on the Pennsylvania Academic Standards for Social Studies – for Civics, Economics, History and Geography.

http://www.pdesas.org/module/sas/curriculumframework/SocialStudiesCF.aspx
Get the latest on Pennsylvania’s Standards Aligned Systems in the Social Studies.

http://www.pdesas.org/
Learn all about the competencies in social studies as well as all the other subject areas at this very informative site.

http://www.education.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/social_studies/14637
Learn about Pennsylvania’s Department of Education social studies standard areas at this brief site.

http://www.pa.nesinc.com/PageView.aspx?f=HTML_FRAG/GENRB_PreparationMaterials.html
Here you can get lots of information about the PECT tests including study guides, test preparation videos and a full-length practice test.