Delaware Standards and Instruction
C.1: Students will examine the structure and purposes of governments with specific emphasis on constitutional democracy [Government].
C.1.4-5b: Students will understand that the United States government is divided into executive, legislative, and judicial branches, each with specific responsibilities and powers. (Essential for Grade 4)
C.2: Students will understand the principles and ideals underlying the American political system [Politics].
C.2.4-5b: Students will understand that a society based on the ideal of individual liberty requires a commitment on the part of its citizens to the principles of civic responsibility and personal civility. (Essential for Grade 4)
C.4: Students will develop and employ the civic skills necessary for effective, participatory citizenship [Participation].
C.4.4-5a: Students will understand that in order to select effective leaders, citizens have to become informed about candidates' qualifications and the issues of the day. (Essential for Grade 5)