UT.III. Community and Culture: Students will understand the principles of civic responsibility in classroom, community, and country.
III.B. There are purposes and roles of representative government. People are elected in this nation to represent the views of other people. There are rights people have within this government. There are multiple functions and services of government. Community members have rights, and with those rights come responsibilities. For a community to function effectively, community members must understand and accept those responsibilities. Recognizing and considering the viewpoints of others is essential in a community.
III.2: Identify ways community needs are met by government.
III.2.b. Identify roles of representative government (e.g. make laws, maintain order, levy taxes, provide public services).
III.2.c. Research community needs and the role government serves in meeting those needs.