e Discuss spatial and ecological perspectives in life situations (e.g., locating waste disposal in the community, organizing a recycling drive, measuring food disposal at the school, etc.).
2 Understand the interdependence of people, places, and environment that make up the local community.
a Use social studies tools (e.g., time lines, maps, globes, compasses, graphs, grids, and technological resources, etc.) to describe the connections among the people, places, and environment of the community.
3 Understand the historical circumstances and conditions of civil human rights struggles in local communities.
a Identify important beliefs commonly held by Americans about themselves and their government (e.g., following individual rights and freedoms, common good, respect for law, importance of work, education, volunteerism, conflict resolutions, etc.).
b Explain why certain civic responsibilities (e.g., following civic protocol, celebrating historic figures, etc.) are important to individuals and to the community.
c Describe different ways people in a community can influence their local government. (e.g., voting, running for office, or participating in meetings).