TN.3.4. Governance and Civics: Governance establishes structures of power and authority in order to provide order and stability. Civic efficacy requires understanding rights and responsibilities, ethical behavior, and the role of citizens within their community, nation, and world.
3.4.01. Discuss the structure and purposes of governance.
3.4.01.d. Describe varied basic structures of governments in the state, nation, and world.
3.4.02. Describe the Constitution of the United States and the Tennessee State
3.4.02.b. Identify services commonly provided by the state government and contrast with other regions.
3.4.03. Understand the rights, responsibilities and privileges of citizens living in a democratic republic.
3.4.03.a. Identify government officials and explain how they are chosen.
3.4.03.b. Explain the concept of the consent of the governed and its importance to the functions of government.
3.4.03.e. Identify and explain the importance of acts of civic responsibility, including obeying laws and voting.
3.4.03.f. Identify diverse historic figures that exemplified good citizenship.
3.4.04. Understand the qualities of a contributing citizen in our participatory democracy.
3.4.04.b. Recognize the relationship of local governments to the state, the nation, and the world.