New Jersey Student Learning Standards
NJ.SS.6.1.4. U.S. History: America in the World: All students will acquire the knowledge and skills to think analytically about how past and present interactions of people, cultures, and the environment shape the American heritage. Such knowledge and skills enable students to make informed decisions that reflect fundamental rights and core democratic values as productive citizens in local, national, and global communities.
6.1.4.A. Civics, Government, and Human Rights
The United States democratic system requires active participation of its citizens.
6.1.4.A.11. Explain how the fundamental rights of the individual and the common good of the country depend upon all citizens exercising their civic responsibilities at the community, state, national, and global levels.
Immigrants can become and obtain the rights of American citizens.
6.1.4.A.13. Describe the process by which immigrants become United States citizens.
6.1.4.D. History, Culture, and Perspectives
There are many different cultures within the classroom and community. Immigrants come to New Jersey and the United States for various reasons and have a major impact on the state and the nation.
6.1.4.D.2. Summarize reasons why various groups, voluntarily and involuntarily, immigrated to New Jersey and America, and describe the challenges they encountered.
6.1.4.D.3. Evaluate the impact of voluntary and involuntary immigration on America’s growth as a nation, historically and today.
Key historical events, documents, and individuals led to the development of our nation.
6.1.4.D.5. Relate key historical documents (i.e., the Mayflower Compact, the Declaration of Independence, the United States Constitution, and the Bill of Rights) to present day government and citizenship.