A2 Students make individual and collaborative decisions on matters related to social studies using relevant information and research and discussion skills.
a Contribute equitably to collaborative discussions, examine alternative ideas, and work cooperatively to share ideas, and individually and collaboratively develop a decision or plan.
b Make a real or simulated decision related to the classroom, school, community, or civic organization by applying appropriate and relevant social studies knowledge and skills, including research skills, and other relevant information.
A3 Students select, plan, and participate in a civic action or service-learning project based on a classroom, school or local community asset or need, and describe evidence of the project's effectiveness and civic contribution.
B Students draw on concepts from civics and government to understand political systems, power, authority, governance, civic ideals and practices, and the role of citizens in the community, Maine, the United States, and world.
B1 Students understand the basic ideals, purposes, principles, structures, and processes of democratic government in Maine and the United States.
a Explain that the study of government includes how governments are organized and how citizens participate.
b Explain and provide examples of democratic ideals and constitutional principles to include the rule of law, legitimate power, and common good.
C Students draw on concepts and processes from economics to understand issues of personal finance and issues of production, distribution, and consumption in the community, Maine, the United States, and world.
C1 Students understand personal economics and the basis of the economies of the community, Maine, the United States, and various regions of the world.
a Explain that economics includes the study of scarcity which leads to economic choices about what goods and services will be produced, how they will be distributed, and for whom they will be produced.
b Explain how entrepreneurs and other producers of goods and services help satisfy the wants and needs of consumers in a market economy, locally and nationally, by using natural, human, and capital resources.