New Jersey Standards
NJ.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
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.C. Economics, Innovation, and Technology
People make decisions based on their needs, wants, and the availability of resources.
6.1.4.C.1. Apply opportunity cost to evaluate individuals' decisions, including ones made in their communities.
6.1.4.C.2. Distinguish between needs and wants and explain how scarcity and choice influence decisions made by individuals, communities, and nations.
NJ.6.3.4. Active Citizenship in the 21st Century. All students will acquire the skills needed to be active, informed citizens who value diversity and promote cultural understanding by working collaboratively to address the challenges that are inherent in living in an interconnected world.
6.3.4.A. Civics, Government, and Human Rights
Active citizens in the 21st century:
6.3.4.A.3. Select a local issue and develop a group action plan to inform school and/or community members about the issue.