Indiana Academic Standards
IN.4. Indiana in the Nation and the World
4.2. Civics and Government: Students describe the components and characteristics of Indiana’s constitutional form of government; explain the levels and three branches of Indiana’s government; understand citizenship rights and responsibilities; investigate civic and political issues and problems; use inquiry and communication skills to report findings in charts, graphs, written and verbal forms; and demonstrate responsible citizenship by exercising civic virtues and participation skills.
Foundations of Government
4.2.1. Explain the major purposes of Indiana’s Constitution as stated in the Preamble.
Functions of Government
4.2.3. Identify and explain the major responsibilities of the legislative (Article 4), executive (Article 5), and judicial branches (Article 7) of state government as written in the Indiana Constitution.
4.2.4. Identify major state offices, the duties and powers associated with them, and how they are chosen, such as by election or appointment.