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
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 (i.e., choices and tradeoffs) 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.SS.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.
Active citizens in the 21st century: Recognize that people have different perspectives based on their beliefs, values, traditions, culture, and experiences; Identify stereotyping, bias, prejudice, and discrimination in their lives and communities; Are aware of their relationships to people, places, and resources in the local community and beyond; Make informed and reasoned decisions by seeking and assessing information, asking questions, and evaluating alternate solutions; Develop strategies to reach consensus and resolve conflict; Demonstrate understanding of the need for fairness and take appropriate action against unfairness.
6.3.4.A. Civics, Government, and Human Rights
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.