New Jersey Standards
NJ.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
In a representative democracy, individuals elect representatives to act on the behalf of the people.
6.1.4.A.8. Compare and contrast how government functions at the community, county, state, and national levels, the services provided, and the impact of policy decisions made at each level.
There are different branches within the United States government, each with its own structure, leaders, and processes, and each designed to address specific issues and concerns.
6.1.4.A.4. Explain how the United States government is organized and how the United States Constitution defines and limits the power of government.
6.1.4.A.5. Distinguish the roles and responsibilities of the three branches of the national government.
6.1.4.D. History, Culture, and Perspectives
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 Relate key historical documents (i.e., the Mayflower Compact, the Declaration of Independence, the United States Constitution, and the Bill of Rights) to present day government and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.