Iowa Core Standards
H.4. Understand the role of individuals and groups within a society as promoters of change or the status quo.
H.4.4. Understand how democratic values have been exemplified by people, events, and symbols.
IA.PS. Political Science/Civic Literacy
PS.2. Understand how the government established by the Constitution embodies the enduring values and principles of democracy and republicanism.
PS.2.1. Understand the fundamental values and principles of American democracy.
PS.2.3. Understand fundamental values and principles of American democracy are expressed in documents such as the Declaration of Independence, the Preamble to the United States Constitution, and the Bill of Rights, as well as in American songs, stories, and speeches.
PS.3. Understand the purpose and function of each of the three branches of government established by the Constitution.
PS.3.1. Understand that the legislative branch passes laws to protect individual rights.
PS.3.2. Understand that the executive branch carries out and enforces laws to protect individual rights.
PS.3.3. Understand that the judicial branch, headed by the Supreme Court, makes decisions concerning the law that aim to protect individual rights.
PS.4. Understand the differences among local, state and national government.
PS.4.1. Understand the roles of local, state and national government and the roles of representative leaders at these levels such as mayor, governor and President.
PS.4.3. Understand how national, state and local government officials are chosen.