SS3H1 The student will explain the political roots of our modern democracy in the United States of America.
a Identify the influence of Greek architecture (columns on the Parthenon, U. S. Supreme Court building), law, and the Olympic Games on the present.
b Explain the ancient Athenians' idea that a community should choose its own leaders.
c Compare and contrast Athens as a direct democracy with the United States as a representative democracy.
SS3H2 The student will discuss the lives of Americans who expanded people's rights and freedoms in a democracy.
a Paul Revere (independence), Frederick Douglass (civil rights), Susan B. Anthony (women's rights), Mary McLeod Bethune (education), Franklin D. Roosevelt (New Deal and World War II), Eleanor Roosevelt (United Nations and human rights), Thurgood Marshall (civil rights), Lyndon B. Johnson (Great Society and voting rights), and Cesar Chavez (workers' rights).
b Name the three levels of government (national, state, local) and the three branches in each (executive, legislative, judicial), including the names of the legislative branch (Congress, General Assembly, county commission or city council).
SS3E1 The student will describe the four types of productive resources:
a Natural (land)
b Human (labor)
c Capital (capital goods)
d Entrepreneurship (used to create goods and services)
SS3E2 The student will explain that governments provide certain types of goods and services in a market economy, and pay for these through taxes and will describe services such as schools, libraries, roads, police/fire protection, and military.