Wisconsin Academic Standards
WI.SS.Econ. Economics (Econ)
SS.Econ4: Wisconsin students will evaluate government decisions and their impact on individuals, businesses, markets, and resources (Role of Government).
Econ4.c: Role of Government
SS.Econ4.c.5. Discuss reasons a government taxes people.
WI.SS.PS. Political Science (PS)
SS.PS1: Wisconsin students will identify and analyze democratic principles and ideals.
PS1.a: Values & Principles of American Constitutional Democracy
SS.PS1.a.i. Differentiate between majority rule and minority rights (as a function of a democratic republic). Hypothesize why laws and constitutions exist.
SS.PS2: Wisconsin students will examine and interpret rights, privileges, and responsibilities in society.
PS2.a: Civil Rights and Civil Liberties
SS.PS2.a.i. Investigate examples of rights and responsibilities, including the Declaration of Independence, Constitution, Bill of Rights and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which individuals possess within the state, country, and world. Summarize the actions of people and groups that have advanced civil rights for individuals. Identify and describe basic human liberties (i.e., thought, expression, privacy).
SS.PS3: Wisconsin students will analyze and evaluate the powers and processes of political and civic institutions.
PS3.a: Political Participation
SS.PS3.a.4-5. Investigate reasons why citizens participate in elections. Identify their role in government at the local, state, tribal, and federal levels.
PS3.b: Linkage Institutions
SS.PS3.b.3-4. Provide examples of how various types of media are used in elections and government. Compare and contrast the multiple roles people play in elections. Analyze the roles civic institutions play in their lives, their community and beyond (e.g., schools, community groups, religious institutions).
PS3.c: Power in Government
SS.PS3.c.4-5. Classify the basic structures and functions of governments, and summarize basic powers of the government at the local, state, tribal, and federal levels.