Washington State K–12 Learning Standards and Guidelines
WA.4.1. CIVICS - The student understands and applies knowledge of government, law, politics, and the nation’s fundamental documents to make decisions about local, national, and international issues and to demonstrate thoughtful, participatory citizenship.
4.1.1. Understands key ideals and principles of the United States, including those in the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and other fundamental documents.
220.127.116.11. Understands the key ideal of rights set forth in Article I of the Washington State Constitution.
18.104.22.168. Evaluates the effectiveness of a law or policy by explaining how it promotes ideals.
4.1.2. Understands the purposes, organization, and function of governments, laws, and political systems.
22.214.171.124. Understands how and why state and tribal governments make, interpret, and carry out policies, rules, and laws.