Maine Learning Results
ME.A. Applications of Social Studies Processes, Knowledge, and Skills: Students apply critical thinking, a research process, and discipline-based processes and knowledge from civics/government, economics, geography, and history in authentic contexts.
A.1. Researching and Developing Positions on Current Social Studies Issues: Students identify and answer research questions related to social studies, by locating and selecting information and presenting findings.
A.1.c. Locate and access information by using text features.
ME.B. Civics and Government: Students draw on concepts from civics and government to understand political systems, power, authority, governance, civic ideals and practices, and the role of citizens in the community, Maine, the United States, and world.
B.1. Knowledge, Concepts, Themes, and Patterns of Civics/Government: Students understand the basic ideals, purposes, principles, structures, and processes of democratic government in Maine and the United States.
B.1.a. Explain that the study of government includes how governments are organized and how citizens participate.
B.1.d. Explain how leaders are elected and how laws are made and implemented.
B.2. Rights, Duties, Responsibilities, and Citizen Participation in Government: Students understand the basic rights, duties, responsibilities, and roles of citizens in a democracy.
B.2.a. Identify the rights, duties, and responsibilities of citizens within the class, school, or community.
B.2.b. Identify and describe the United States Constitution and Bill of Rights as documents that establish government and protect the rights of the individual United States citizen.
B.2.c. Provide examples of how people influence government and work for the common good including voting, writing to legislators, performing community service, and engaging in civil disobedience.
ME.E. History: Students draw on concepts and processes from history to develop historical perspective and understand issues of continuity and change in the community, Maine, the United States, and world.
E.2. Individual, Cultural, International, and Global Connections in History: Students understand historical aspects of unity and diversity in the community, Maine, and the United States, including Maine Native American communities.
E.2.b. Describe various cultural traditions and contributions of Maine Native Americans and various historical and recent immigrant groups in the community, Maine, and the United States.