I Students are able to identify important people and events in order to analyze significant patterns, relationships, themes, ideas, beliefs, and turning points in New Mexico, United States, and world history in order to understand the complexity of the human experience.
I-A Describe how contemporary and historical people and events have influenced New Mexico communities and regions
1 Describe how historical people, groups, and events have influenced the local community.
I-B Understand connections among historical events, people, and symbols significant to United States history and cultures.
1 Describe the cultural diversity of individuals and groups and their contributions to United States history (e.g., George Washington, Ben Franklin, César Chávez, Rosa Parks, National Association for Advancement of Colored People [NAACP], tribal leaders, American Indian Movement [AIM]).
III Students understand the ideals, rights, and responsibilities of citizenship and understand the content and history of the founding documents of the United States with particular emphasis on the United States and New Mexico constitutions and how governments function at local, state, tribal, and national levels.
III-A Know the fundamental purposes, concepts, structures, and functions of local, state, tribal, and national governments.
2 Describe and compare class rules made by direct democracy (entire class votes on the rules) and by representative democracy (class elects a smaller group to make the rules).
III-B Identify and describe the symbols, icons, songs, traditions, and leaders of local, state, tribal, and national levels that exemplify ideals and provide continuity and a sense of community across time.
1 Identify local governing officials and explain how their roles reflect their community.
2 Explain the responsibilities of being a member of various groups (e.g. family, school, community).
IV Students understand basic economic principles and use economic reasoning skills to analyze the impact of economic systems (including the market economy) on individuals, families, businesses, communities, and governments.
IV-A Understand that individuals, households, businesses, governments, and societies make decisions that affect the distribution of resources and that these decisions are influenced by incentives (both economic and intrinsic).
1 Identify economic decisions made by individuals and households and explain how resources are distributed.