Wisconsin Academic Standards
WI.SS.PS. Political Science (PS)
SS.PS1: Wisconsin students will identify and analyze democratic principles and ideals.
PS1.a: Values & Principles of American Constitutional Democracy
SS.PS1.a.i. Differentiate between majority rule and minority rights (as a function of a democratic republic). Hypothesize why laws and constitutions exist.
PS1.b: Origins & Foundation of the Government of the United States
SS.PS1.b.4-5. Summarize the contributions of historically significant people during the period of early United States history to the development of our political culture. Differentiate between freedom, justice, equality, rights, responsibilities, and citizenship. Apply key elements of the Wisconsin Constitution to the local community.
SS.PS3: Wisconsin students will analyze and evaluate the powers and processes of political and civic institutions.
PS3.c: Power in Government
SS.PS3.c.4-5. Classify the basic structures and functions of governments, and summarize basic powers of the government at the local, state, tribal, and federal levels.
PS3.d: Public Policy
SS.PS3.d.5. Provide examples of how different governments solve problems.