-explain the purpose and various levels of
-recognize local, state, tribal and federal
governments and identify representative
leaders at these levels (e.g., mayor, governor,
-identify the major responsibilities of local,
state, tribal and federal government.
- explain how governments provide for
needs and wants of people by establishing
order and security and managing conflict.
- identify and explain the individual’s responsibilities
to family, peers and the
community, including the need for civility,
respect for diversity and the rights of
-describe factors that cause conflict and
contribute to cooperation among individuals
and groups (e.g., playground issues,
misunderstandings, listening skills,
-explore the role of technology in communications,
processing or other areas as it contributes
to or helps resolve problems.
5-8 Bench marks
-describe the purpose of government and
how the powers of government are acquired,
maintained and used.
-identify and describe basic features of
the political system in the United States
and identify representative leaders from
various levels (e.g., local, state, tribal,
federal, branches of government).
- identify the significance of tribal sovereignty
and Montana tribal governments’
relationship to local, state and federal
-analyze and explain governmental
mechanisms used to meet the needs of
citizens, manage conflict, and establish
order and security.
- identify and explain the basic principles
of democracy (e.g., Bill of Rights, individual
rights, common good, equal opportunity,
equal protection of the laws,
-explain conditions, actions and motivations
that contribute to conflict and cooperation
within and among groups and
nations (e.g., discrimination, peer interaction,
- explain the need for laws and policies
governing technology and explore solutions
to problems that arise from technological
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