Indiana Academic Standards
IN.3. The Local Community and Regional Communities
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.
Foundations of Government
3.2.1. Discuss the reasons governments are needed and identify specific goods and services that governments provide.
3.2.2. Identify and know the significance of fundamental democratic principles and ideals.
Functions of Government
3.2.4. Explain that the United States has three levels of government (local, state and national) and that each level has special duties and responsibilities.