CT.1. Civics and Government: United States Constitution and Government: Students will apply knowledge of the U.S. Constitution, how the U.S. system of government works and how the rule of law and the value of liberty and equality have an impact on individual, local, state and national decisions.
1.3. Recognize the Constitution, including the Bill of Rights, as an important document that guides our country and limits the power of the government.
1.5. Apply the process of how leaders are selected and how people monitor and influence decisions of their government.
1.7. Apply the concepts of liberty, tolerance and majority rule and how they relate to individual rights.
CT.1. History: Historical Thinking: Students will develop historical thinking skills, including chronological thinking and recognizing change over time; contextualizing, comprehending and analyzing historical literature; researching historical sources; understanding the concept of historical causation; understanding competing narratives and interpretation; and constructing narratives and interpretation.
1.2. Engage in reading challenging primary and secondary historical source materials, some of which is contradictory and requires questioning of validity.
1.4. Identify the main idea in a source of historical information.
CT.2. Civics and Government: Rights and Responsibilities of Citizens: Students will demonstrate knowledge of the rights and responsibilities of citizens to participate in and shape public policy, and contribute to the maintenance of our democratic way of life.
2.1. Explain the meaning and important characteristics of citizenship in the United States.
2.2. Identify the rights of citizens in a democratic society and explain why certain responsibilities are important to themselves, their families, community, state and nation.
2.5. Exercise political participation by discussing public issues, building consensus and becoming involved in politics.
CT.3. Civics and Government: Political Systems: Students will explain that political systems emanate from the need of humans for order, leading to compromise and the establishment of authority.
3.4. Identify protection of individual rights and promotion of the common good.