California Content Standards
CA.3. Continuity and Change
3.4. Students understand the role of rules and laws in our daily lives and the basic structure of the U.S. government.
3.4.2. Discuss the importance of public virtue and the role of citizens, including how to participate in a classroom, in the community, and in civic life.
3.4.4. Understand the three branches of government, with an emphasis on local government.
3.4.5. Describe the ways in which California, the other states, and sovereign American Indian tribes contribute to the making of our nation and participate in the federal system of government.