Rhode Island World-Class Standards
RI.C&G. Civics & Government
C&G 2. The Constitution of the United States establishes a government of limited powers that are shared among different levels and branches.
C&G 2 (3-4)-1. Students demonstrate an understanding of United States government (local, state, national) by…
C&G 2 (3-4)-1.a. Identifying the levels (local, state, national) and three branches of government, as defined by the U.S. Constitution, and the roles and purposes of each (e.g., checks and balances).
C&G 2 (3-4)-1.b. Describing the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights and explaining why they are important.
C&G 2 (3-4)-2. Students demonstrate an understanding of the democratic values and principles underlying the U.S. government by…
C&G 2 (3-4)-2.b. Using a variety of sources (e.g., Bill of Rights, Declaration of Independence, trade books, picture books, songs, artwork) to illustrate the basic values and principles of democracy (e.g., Statue of Liberty represents freedom, Independent Man on State House represents individual rights, E Pluribus Unum represents national unity, This Land is Your Land represents respect for diversity).
E 3. Individuals, institutions and governments have roles in economic systems.
E 3 (3-4)-1. Students demonstrate an understanding of the interdependence created by economic decisions by…
E 3 (3-4)-1.a. Comparing how individuals, institutions, and governments interact within an economy (e.g. entrepreneurs start new businesses; individuals save money in banks, government redistributes money through taxing and spending).
E 3 (3-4)-2. Students demonstrate an understanding of the role of government in a global economy by…
E 3 (3-4)-2.a. Identifying how government redistributes tax income for public benefit through taxes (e.g., paying for work force training through schools).