Alaska Content and Performance Standards
AK.A. Government and Citizenship: A student should know and understand how societies define authority, rights, and responsibilities through a governmental process. A student who meets the content standard should:
A.1. Understand the necessity and purpose of government.
A.2. Understand the meaning of fundamental ideas, including equality, authority, power, freedom, justice, privacy, property, responsibility, and sovereignty.
AK.B. 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:
B.1. Understand the ideals of this nation as expressed in the Declaration of Independence, the United States Constitution, and the Bill of Rights.
B.2. Recognize American heritage and culture, including the republican form of government, capitalism, free enterprise system, patriotism, strong family units, and freedom of religion.
B.3. Understand the United States Constitution, including separation of powers, the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of government, majority rule, and minority rights.
B.7. Distinguish between constitution-based ideals and the reality of American political and social life.
AK.C. Government and Citizenship: A student should understand the character of government of the state. A student who meets the content standard should:
C.1. Understand the various forms of the state's local governments and the agencies and commissions that influence students' lives and property.