Rhode Island World-Class Standards
RI.C&G. Civics & Government
C&G 2. The Constitution of the United States establishes a government of limited powers that are shared among different levels and branches.
C&G 2 (3-4)-2. Students demonstrate an understanding of the democratic values and principles underlying the U.S. government by…
C&G 2 (3-4)-2.a. Identifying and explaining the meaning of symbols and national holidays used to depict Americans shared democratic values, principles, and beliefs (e.g., colors of the American flag, Pledge of Allegiance, bald eagle, Presidents’ Day, Independence Day).
C&G 2 (3-4)-2.b. Using a variety of sources (e.g., Bill of Rights, Declaration of Independence, trade books, picture books, songs, artwork) to illustrate the basic values and principles of democracy (e.g., Statue of Liberty represents freedom, Independent Man on State House represents individual rights, E Pluribus Unum represents national unity, This Land is Your Land represents respect for diversity).
RI.HP. Historical Perspectives/Rhode Island History
HP 1. History is an account of human activities that is interpretive in nature.
HP 1 (3-4)-1. Students act as historians, using a variety of tools (e.g., artifacts and primary and secondary sources) by…
HP 1 (3-4)-1.b. Classifying objects, artifacts, and symbols from long ago and today and describing how they add to our understanding of the past.
HP 2. History is a chronicle of human activities, diverse people, and the societies they form.
HP 2 (3-4)-3. Students show understanding of change over time by…
HP 2 (3-4)-3.a. Interpreting and explaining similarities and differences in objects, artifacts, technologies, ideas, or beliefs (e.g., religious, economic, education, self-government) from the past and present (e.g., transportation or communication in the community, RI, U.S.).