EducationCivic Standards
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What is government? -Values and Principles of democracy -Principles of democracy -Other nations and world affairs -Roles of citizens

-Civic life, politics, and government -Foundations of the political system -Principles of democracy -Other nations and world affairs -Roles of citizens


Students analyze how people create and change structures of power, authority, and governance to understand the operation of government and to demonstrate civic responsibility.

K-4 Benchmarks -explain the purpose and various levels of government. -recognize local, state, tribal and federal governments and identify representative leaders at these levels (e.g., mayor, governor, chairperson, president). -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 others. -describe factors that cause conflict and contribute to cooperation among individuals and groups (e.g., playground issues, misunderstandings, listening skills, taking turns). -explore the role of technology in communications, transportation, information 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 governments. -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, majority rule). -explain conditions, actions and motivations that contribute to conflict and cooperation within and among groups and nations (e.g., discrimination, peer interaction, trade agreements). - explain the need for laws and policies governing technology and explore solutions to problems that arise from technological advancements