Indiana Academic Standards
IN.3. The Local Community and Regional Communities
3.1. History: Students describe how significant people, events and developments have shaped their own community and region; compare their community to other communities in the region in other times and places; and use a variety of resources to gather information about the past.
Chronological Thinking, Historical Comprehension, Analysis and Interpretation, Research
3.1.9. Define immigration and explain how immigration enriches community.
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.
Roles of Citizens
3.2.5. Explain the importance of being a responsible citizen of your community, the state and the nation. Identify people in your community and the state who exhibit the characteristics of good citizenship.
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.