SOC.5-8.6.9.aa: History and Social Science
Examine ways people become citizens of the United States; and
SOC.5-8.6.9.b: History and Social Science
Analyze and debate the problems of majority rule and the protection of minority rights as written in the U.S. Constitution.
SOC.5-8.6.10.aa: History and Social Science
Describe the basic principles of democracy (e.g. individual rights, responsibility for the common good, equal protection under the law, freedom of speech, majority rule with protection for minority rights) and draw historical connections to Greece, Rome, and Pre-Columbian and Colonial America; and
SOC.5-8.6.10.bb: History and Social Science
Identify and describe the basic features of the political system in the United States, the three branches of government, and identify representative leaders from various levels of government and the role of the branches within those governments.
SOC.5-8.6.11.b: History and Social Science
Identify, compare, contrast, and evaluate the political and economic power of various groups.
SOC.5-8.6.12.aa: History and Social Science
Evaluate the impact of social choices (e.g. efforts to end hunger, finance health care, defend homelands) on human rights; and
SOC.5-8.6.12.b: History and Social Science
Explain the importance to the individual and to society of personal rights (e.g., freedom of thought and conscience, freedom of movement and residence).
SOC.9-12.6.9.aaa: History and Social Science
Analyze the relationship between participation in the political process (e.g. voting, petitioning) and the attainment of individual and collective goals; and
SOC.9-12.6.9.bb: History and Social Science
Examine how citizens work to close the gap between the ideal and the reality of everyday life.
SOC.9-12.6.10.aaa: History and Social Science
Analyze how people organize and exercise political power in limited governments (e.g. United States, Japan, India,) and unlimited governments (e.g. 20th Century totalitarian systems) and assess how each system has or has not worked in practice as representative democracies or authoritarian regimes;
SOC.9-12.6.10.bbb: History and Social Science
Evaluate how political systems, including the American system, evolve; and
SOC.9-12.6.10.c.1: History and Social Science
SOC.9-12.6.11.c: History and Social Science
Analyze the influences that interest groups and public opinion have had on political, social, and economic life.
SOC.9-12.6.12.aaa: History and Social Science
Identify and evaluate how individual and group action promote or deny human rights; and
SOC.9-12.6.12.bb: History and Social Science
Compare and contrast various statements about human rights (e.g., U.S. Bill of Rights, Universal Declaration of Human Rights) and examine their current impact.