C.1: Students will examine the structure and purposes of governments with specific emphasis on constitutional democracy .
C.1.4-5a: Students will understand that governments have a variety of structures and exist for many purposes and that in America these are explained in the United States and State constitutions. (Essential for Grade 4)
C.2: Students will understand the principles and ideals underlying the American political system .
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.3: Students will understand the responsibilities, rights, and privileges of United States citizens .
C.3.4-5a: Students will identify the fundamental rights of all American citizens as enumerated in the Bill of Rights. (Essential for Grade 5)
C.3.4-5b: Students will apply the protections guaranteed in the Bill of Rights to an analysis of everyday situations. (Essential for Grade 5)
C.4: Students will develop and employ the civic skills necessary for effective, participatory citizenship .
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)
H.4: Students will develop historical knowledge of major events and phenomena in world, United States, and Delaware history .
H.4.4-5a: Students will develop an understanding of Delaware history and its connections with United States history, including:
H.4.4-5a.3: From the First State to the Civil War (1776-1865)