Montana Content Standards
MT.2. Students analyze how people create and change structures of power, authority, and governance to understand the operation of government and to demonstrate civic responsibility.
2.1. Students will describe the purpose of government and how the powers of government are acquired, maintained and used.
2.2. Students will identify and describe basic features of the political system in the United States and identify representative leaders from various levels (e.g., local, state, tribal, federal, branches of government).
2.4. Students will analyze and explain governmental mechanisms used to meet the needs of citizens, manage conflict, and establish order and security.
2.5. Students will identify and explain the basic principles of democracy (e.g., Bill of Rights, individual rights, common good, equal opportunity, equal protection of the laws, majority rule).
MT.5. Students make informed decisions based on an understanding of the economic principles of production, distribution, exchange, and consumption.
5.4. Students will analyze how various personal and cultural points of view influence economic decisions (e.g., land ownership, taxation, unemployment).