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.
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.
4 – C2.0.2. Describe how rights guaranteed by the Constitution, including the Bill of Rights, and Democratic Values are involved in everyday situations.
C3. Structure and Functions of Government – Describe the structure of government in the United States and how it functions.
4 – C3.0.1. Give examples of ways the Constitution limits the powers of the federal government.
4 – C3.0.3. Describe the organizational structure of the federal government in the United States (legislative, executive, and judicial branches).
4 – C3.0.4. Describe how the powers of the federal government are separated among the branches.
4 – C3.0.5. Give examples of how the system of checks and balances limits the power of the federal government.
4 – C3.0.6. Describe how the President, members of the Congress, Supreme Court Justices are elected or appointed.
4 – C3.0.7. Explain how the federal government uses taxes and spending to serve the purposes of government.