Michigan Academic Standards
SOCIAL STUDIES PROCESS AND SKILLS STANDARDS K-5
P1. READING AND COMMUNICATION – READ AND COMMUNICATE EFFECTIVELY
P1.1. Use appropriate strategies to read and interpret basic social science tables, graphs, graphics, maps, and texts.
P2. INQUIRY, RESEARCH, AND ANALYSIS
P2.5. Use data presented in social science tables, graphs, graphics, maps, and texts to answer compelling and supporting questions.
P3. PUBLIC DISCOURSE AND DECISION MAKING
P3.1. State an issue as a question of public policy and discuss possible solutions from different perspectives.
P3.4. Explain the challenges people have faced and actions they have taken to address issues at different times and places.
SOCIAL STUDIES CONTENT EXPECTATIONS: GRADE FOUR
CIVICS AND GOVERNMENT
C2. Democratic Values and Constitutional Principles of American Government
4 – C2.0.1. Explain how the principles of popular sovereignty, rule of law, checks and balances, separation of powers, and individual rights serve to limit the powers of the federal government as reflected in the Constitution and Bill of Rights.
C3. Structure and Functions of Government – Describe the structure of government in the United States and how it functions.
4 – C3.0.6. Describe how the President, members of the Congress, Supreme Court Justices are elected or appointed.
C5. Civic Participation – Explain important rights and how, when, and where members of American society demonstrate their responsibilities by actively participating in civic life.
4 – C5.0.1. Explain the responsibilities of members of American society.
4 – C5.0.2. Explain rights of citizenship, why rights have limits, and the relationships between rights and responsibilities.
PUBLIC DISCOURSE, DECISION MAKING, AND CIVIC PARTICIPATION (P3, P4)
P3.1. Identifying and Analyzing Public Issues – Clearly state a problem as a public policy issue, analyze various perspectives, and generate and evaluate possible alternative resolutions.
4 – P3.1.1. Identify public issues in the United States that influence the daily lives of its citizens.
4 – P3.1.2. Use graphic data and other sources to analyze information about a public issue in the United States and evaluate alternative resolutions.
4 – P3.1.3. Give examples of how conflicts over Democratic Values lead people to differ on resolutions to a public policy issue in the United States.