Indiana Academic Standards
IN.3. The Local Community and Regional Communities
3.2. Civics and Government: Students explain what it means to be citizens of their community, state and nation; be able to identify the functions and major services provided by local governments; use a variety of resources to gather information about their local, state and national governments; and demonstrate understanding of democratic principles and practices.
Foundations of Government
3.2.2. Identify and know the significance of fundamental democratic principles and ideals.
Functions of Government
3.2.4. Explain that the United States has three levels of government (local, state and national) and that each level has special duties and responsibilities.
Roles of Citizens
3.2.6. Explain the role citizens have in making decisions and rules within the community, state and nation such as participating in local and regional activities, voting in elections, running for office, and voicing opinions in a positive way.
3.2.7. Use information from a variety of resources to demonstrate an understanding of local, state and regional leaders and civic issues.