New Jersey Student Learning Standards
NJ.SS.6.1.4. U.S. History: America in the World: All students will acquire the knowledge and skills to think analytically about how past and present interactions of people, cultures, and the environment shape the American heritage. Such knowledge and skills enable students to make informed decisions that reflect fundamental rights and core democratic values as productive citizens in local, national, and global communities.
6.1.4.A. Civics, Government, and Human Rights
There are different branches within the United States government, each with its own structure, leaders, and processes, and each designed to address specific issues and concerns.
6.1.4.A.4. Explain how the United States government is organized and how the United States Constitution defines and checks the power of government.
The United States democratic system requires active participation of its citizens.
6.1.4.A.11. Explain how the fundamental rights of the individual and the common good of the country depend upon all citizens exercising their civic responsibilities at the community, state, national, and global levels.
6.1.4.D. History, Culture, and Perspectives
Key historical events, documents, and individuals led to the development of our nation.
6.1.4.D.5. Relate key historical documents (i.e., the Mayflower Compact, the Declaration of Independence, the United States Constitution, and the Bill of Rights) to present day government and citizenship.
Historical symbols and the ideas and events they represent play a role in understanding and evaluating our history.
6.1.4.D.17. Explain the role of historical symbols, monuments, and holidays and how they affect the American identity.