New Mexico Standards
NM.III: Civics and Government: Students understand the ideals, rights, and responsibilities of citizenship and understand the content and history of the founding documents of the United States with particular emphasis on the United States and New Mexico constitutions and how governments function at local, state, tribal, and national levels.
III-A: Know the fundamental purposes, concepts, structures, and functions of local, state, tribal, and national governments.
III-A:1. Explain the basic structure and functions of local governments.