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:
Understand the ideals of this nation as expressed in the Declaration of Independence, the United States Constitution, and the Bill of Rights.
Recognize American heritage and culture, including the republican form of government, capitalism, free enterprise system, patriotism, strong family units, and freedom of religion.
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:
Know the important characteristics of citizenship.
Recognize that it is important for citizens to fulfill their public responsibilities.
Exercise political participation by discussing public issues, building consensus, becoming involved in political parties and political campaigns, and voting.
History: A student should be able to integrate historical knowledge with historical skill to effectively participate as a citizen and as a lifelong learner. A student who meets the content standard should:
Recognize and demonstrate that various issues may require an understanding of different positions, jobs, and personal roles depending on place, time, and context.
Base personal citizenship action on reasoned historical judgment with recognition of responsibility for self and others.