TN.5.4. Governance and Civics: Governance establishes structures of power and authority in order to provide order and stability. Civic efficacy requires understanding rights and responsibilities, ethical behavior, and the role of citizens within their community, nation, and world.
5.4.01. Discuss the structure and purposes of governance.
5.4.01.a. Describe important individual rights including freedom of religion, speech, and press and the rights to assemble and petition the government.
5.4.02. Describe the Constitution of the United States and the Tennessee State Constitution in principle and practice.
5.4.02.a. Explain the purposes of the United States Constitution as identified in the Preamble to the Constitution.
5.4.02.b. Identify the reasons for and describe the systems of checks and balances outlined in the United States Constitution.
5.4.02.c. Summarize the reasons for the creation of the Bill of Rights.
5.4.02.d. Summarize selected amendments to the Constitution such as those extending voting rights of United States citizens.
5.4.02.e. Analyze the post-Civil War amendments to the United States Constitution.
5.4.03. Understand the rights, responsibilities, and privileges of citizens living in a democratic republic.
5.4.03.a. Identify examples of rights and responsibilities of citizens.
5.4.05. Understand the relationship between local, state, and national government.
5.4.05.b. Distinguish between national and state governments and compare their responsibilities in the United States federal system.
5.4.spi. Performance Indicators State:
5.4.spi.2. Select examples using illustrations of First Amendment freedoms (i.e., speech, assembly, and religion).
5.4.spi.4. Recognize the differences between the Tennessee State Constitution and the United States Constitution.
5.4.spi.5. Differentiate among the purposes stated in the Declaration of Independence, the United States Constitution, and the Bill of Rights.
TN.5.6. Individuals, Groups, and Interactions: Personal development and identity are shaped by factors including culture, groups, and institutions. Central to this development are exploration, identification, and analysis of how individuals, and groups work independently and cooperatively.
5.6.02. Understand how groups can create change at the local, state, and national level.
5.6.02.c. Analyze the role of individuals and groups in elections.