New Mexico Standards
NM.III: Civics and Government: Students understand the ideals, rights, and responsibilities of citizenship and understand the content and history of the founding documents of the United States with particular emphasis on the United States and New Mexico constitutions and how governments function at local, state, tribal, and national levels. Students will:
3-A: Demonstrate understanding of the structure, functions and powers of government (local, state, tribal and national):
3-A:4. Compare and contrast the basic government sovereignty of local, state, tribal and national governments.
3-B: Explain the significance of symbols, icons, songs, traditions and leaders of New Mexico and the United States that exemplify ideals and provide continuity and a sense of unity:
3-B:2. Identify and summarize contributions of various racial, ethnic and religious groups to national identity; and
3-B:3. Describe selected ethnic and religious customs and celebrations that enhance local, state, tribal and national identities.
3-D: Explain how individuals have rights and responsibilities as members of social groups, families, schools, communities, states, tribes and countries:
3-D:1. Explain the meaning of the American creed that calls on citizens to safeguard the liberty of individual Americans within a unified nation, to respect the rule of law and to preserve the constitutions of local, state, tribal and federal governments.