Students will develop and apply the skills of civic responsibility to make informed decisions based upon knowledge of government at local, state, national and international levels.
Forms and Functions of Government
SS 5.1.1 Students will describe the foundation, structure, and function of the United States government.
SS 5.1.1.a Explain the historical foundation that led to the formation of the United States constitutional government (e.g., early state constitutions, Declaration of Independence, and the Articles of Confederation)
SS 5.1.1.f Compare and contrast tribal forms of government, British monarchy, and early American colonial governments
SS 5.1.2 Students will apply democratic principles that are the foundation of the United States government systems to daily life.
SS 5.1.2.a Explain the constitutional rights and civic responsibilities of U.S. citizens (e.g., freedom of speech, voting, staying informed of issues, respecting the rights, opinions, and beliefs of others, joining a civic group)