1 Democratic government depends on informed and engaged citizens who exhibit civic skills and values, practice civic discourse, vote and participate in elections, apply inquiry and analysis skills and take action to solve problems and shape public policy.
18.104.22.168.1 Describe how people take action to influence a decision on a specific issue; explain how local, state, national or tribal governments have addressed that issue.
4 Governmental Institutions and Political Processes
6 The United States government has specific functions that are determined by the way that power is delegated and controlled among various bodies: the three levels (federal, state, local) and the three branches (legislative, executive, judicial) of government.
22.214.171.124.1 Describe tribal government and some of the services it provides; distinguish between United States and tribal forms of government.
126.96.36.199.2 Identify the major roles and responsibilities of elected and appointed leaders in the community, state and nation; name some current leaders who function in these roles and how they are selected.
1 People make informed economic choices by identifying their goals, interpreting and applying data, considering the short- and long-run costs and benefits of alternative choices and revising their goals based on their analysis.
188.8.131.52.1 Apply a reasoned decision-making process to make a choice.
3 Fundamental Concepts
3 Because of scarcity individuals, organizations and governments must evaluate trade-offs, make choices and incur opportunity costs.
184.108.40.206.1 Define the productivity of a resource and describe ways to increase it.
4 Microeconomic Concepts
5 Individuals, businesses and governments interact and exchange goods, services and resources in different ways and for different reasons; interactions between buyers and sellers in a market determines the price and quantity exchanged of a good, service or resource.
220.127.116.11.1 Describe a market as any place or manner in which buyers and sellers interact to make exchanges; describe prices as payments of money for items exchanged in markets.
1 People use geographic representations and geospatial technologies to acquire, process and report information within a spatial context.
18.104.22.168.1 Create and use various kinds of maps, including overlaying thematic maps, of places in the United States, and also Canada or Mexico; incorporate the "TODALS" map basics, as well as points, lines and colored areas to display spatial information.