Alaska Content and Performance Standards
AK.A. Government and Citizenship: A student should know and understand how societies define authority, rights, and responsibilities through a governmental process. A student who meets the content standard should:
A.2. Understand the meaning of fundamental ideas, including equality, authority, power, freedom, justice, privacy, property, responsibility, and sovereignty.
A.3. Understand how nations organize their governments.
A.4. Compare and contrast how different societies have governed themselves over time and in different places.
AK.B. Government and Citizenship: A student should understand the constitutional foundations of the American political system and the democratic ideals of this nation. A student who meets the content standard should:
B.2. Recognize American heritage and culture, including the republican form of government, capitalism, free enterprise system, patriotism, strong family units, and freedom of religion.
B.3. Understand the United States Constitution, including separation of powers, the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of government, majority rule, and minority rights.
B.6. Recognize the significance of diversity in the American political system.
B.7. Distinguish between constitution-based ideals and the reality of American political and social life.
AK.C. Government and Citizenship: A student should understand the character of government of the state. A student who meets the content standard should:
C.1. Understand the various forms of the state's local governments and the agencies and commissions that influence students' lives and property.
AK.E. Government and Citizenship: A student should have the knowledge and skills necessary to participate effectively as an informed and responsible citizen. A student who meets the content standard should:
E.3. Exercise political participation by discussing public issues, building consensus, becoming involved in political parties and political campaigns, and voting.
E.5. Establish, explain, and apply criteria useful in selecting political leaders.