ME.A. Applications of Social Studies Processes, Knowledge, and Skills: Students apply critical thinking, a research process, and discipline-based processes and knowledge from civics/government, economics, geography, and history in authentic contexts.
A.1. Researching and Developing Positions on Current Social Studies Issues: Students identify and answer research questions related to social studies, by locating and selecting information and presenting findings.
A.1.c. Locate and access information by using text features.
A.3. Taking Action Using Social Studies Knowledge and Skills: Students select, plan, and participate in a civic action or service-learning project based on a classroom, school or local community asset or need, and describe evidence of the project's effectiveness and civic contribution.
ME.B. Civics and Government: Students draw on concepts from civics and government to understand political systems, power, authority, governance, civic ideals and practices, and the role of citizens in the community, Maine, the United States, and world.
B.1. Knowledge, Concepts, Themes, and Patterns of Civics/Government: Students understand the basic ideals, purposes, principles, structures, and processes of democratic government in Maine and the United States.
B.1.d. Explain how leaders are elected and how laws are made and implemented.
B.2. Rights, Duties, Responsibilities, and Citizen Participation in Government: Students understand the basic rights, duties, responsibilities, and roles of citizens in a democracy.
B.2.c. Provide examples of how people influence government and work for the common good including voting, writing to legislators, performing community service, and engaging in civil disobedience.
ME.C. Economics: Students draw on concepts and processes from economics to understand issues of personal finance and issues of production, distribution, and consumption in the community, Maine, the United States, and world.
C.1. Economic Knowledge, Concepts, Themes, and Patterns: Students understand personal economics and the basis of the economies of the community, Maine, the United States, and various regions of the world.
C.1.b. Explain how entrepreneurs and other producers of goods and services help satisfy the wants and needs of consumers in a market economy, locally and nationally, by using natural, human, and capital resources.
C.1.c. Describe situations in which personal choices are related to the use of financial resources and financial institutions including the use of money, consumption, savings, investment, and banking.