external image Civics-Standards.jpgStandards
  1. GEOGRAPHY: Global Connections of people, places, and environments.
  2. GOVERNMENT: Political systems and the rights and responsibilities of citizens.
  3. SOCIOLOGY/PSYCHOLOGY/ANTHROPOLOGY: Ways people live, behave, and interact.
  4. HISTORY: Time, Continuity, and Change.
  5. ECONOMICS: Ways people organize for distribution, and consumption of goods and services.

Benchmarks
1. Global Connections of people, places, and environments.
1.1 Understands the role of the United States in current world affairs.

2. Political systems and the rights and responsibilities of citizens.
2.1 Understands the rights and responsibilities of each citizen and demonstrates the value of lifelong civic action.
2.2 Understands how the government established by the Constitution embodies the principles of democracy.
2.3 Understands the purpose and function of each of the three branches of government established by the U.S. Constitution.
2.4 Understands the similarities and differences among the complex levels of local, state, and national government.
2.5 Understands strategies for effective political action that impacts local, state, and national governance.
2.6 Understands how laws are established at the local, state, and national levels.
2.7 Understands how various political systems throughout the world define the rights and responsibilities of the individual.

3. Ways people live, behave, and interact.
3.1 Communicates and works productively with others, considering different perspectives, and cultural views to increase the quality of work.
3.2 Understands the role of culture and cultural diffusion on the development and maintenance of societies.

4. Time, Continuity, and Change.
4.1 Understands how and why people create, maintain, or change systems of power, authority, and governance.
4.2 Understands the role of individuals and groups within a society as promoters of change or the status quo.

5. Ways people organize for distribution, and consumption of goods and services.