Wisconsin Academic Standards
WI.SS.PS. Political Science (PS)
SS.PS1: Wisconsin students will identify and analyze democratic principles and ideals.
PS1.b: Origins & Foundation of the Government of the United States
SS.PS1.b.4-5. Summarize the contributions of historically significant people during the period of early United States history to the development of our political culture. Differentiate between freedom, justice, equality, rights, responsibilities, and citizenship. Apply key elements of the Wisconsin Constitution to the local community.
SS.PS3: Wisconsin students will analyze and evaluate the powers and processes of political and civic institutions.
PS3.a: Political Participation
SS.PS3.a.4-5. Investigate reasons why citizens participate in elections. Identify their role in government at the local, state, tribal, and federal levels.
PS3.b: Linkage Institutions
SS.PS3.b.3-4. Provide examples of how various types of media are used in elections and government. Compare and contrast the multiple roles people play in elections. Analyze the roles civic institutions play in their lives, their community and beyond (e.g., schools, community groups, religious institutions).
PS3.c: Power in Government
SS.PS3.c.4-5. Classify the basic structures and functions of governments, and summarize basic powers of the government at the local, state, tribal, and federal levels.