4 Understand the purpose and historical impact of political institutions, the principles and values of American constitutional democracy, and the similarities and differences in government across cultural perspectives
Governance, Power, and Authority
SS.2.4.1 Describe the different ways people gain authority and the limits of such authority
Explains different ways people can gain authority, including being appointed to a role of authority (e.g., line leader, appointed government official), being voted into authority (e.g., student council, mayor), and assuming authorities that come with a job (e.g., particular school committee job, principal), and explains the boundaries of such authority.
5 Understand roles, rights (personal, economic, political), and responsibilities of American citizens and exercise them in civic action
Rights and Responsibilities
SS.2.5.1 Demonstrate own roles and responsibilities in caring for others and the environment
Fulfills responsibilities in different classroom situations, such as showing respect to others or cleaning up workstations, and responds to feedback from others about the effects that his or her actions have on others and the classroom environment.
6 Understand culture as a system of beliefs, knowledge, and practices shared by a group and understand how cultural systems change over time
Cultural Systems and Practices
SS.2.6.1 Describe ways in which own and other cultures express their cultural beliefs and practices through music and art
Explains how the beliefs and practices of own and other cultures are reflected in music and art.
7 Use geographic representations to organize, analyze, and present information on people, places, and environments and understand the nature and interaction of geographic regions and societies around the world
Human and Physical Characteristics in Spatial Terms
SS.2.7.1 Identify and explain the human (man-made) and physical (natural) characteristics of a neighborhood or the community
Labels and explains the human and physical characteristics of a neighborhood or community.
SS.2.7.2 Describe the purpose and features of maps and globes
Explains why people use maps and globes and explains how the different features (e.g., relative location, cardinal direction, simple grid systems, basic map symbols) of maps or globes help people to use them (e.g., to show relative location, to provide or find directions).