Wisconsin Academic Standards
WI.SS.Econ. Economics (Econ)
SS.Econ4: Wisconsin students will evaluate government decisions and their impact on individuals, businesses, markets, and resources (Role of Government).
Econ4.c: Role of Government
SS.Econ4.c.5. Discuss reasons a government taxes people.
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.PS2: Wisconsin students will examine and interpret rights, privileges, and responsibilities in society.
PS2.a: Civil Rights and Civil Liberties
SS.PS2.a.i. Investigate examples of rights and responsibilities, including the Declaration of Independence, Constitution, Bill of Rights and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which individuals possess within the state, country, and world. Summarize the actions of people and groups that have advanced civil rights for individuals. Identify and describe basic human liberties (i.e., thought, expression, privacy).
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.