National Standards for Civics and Government (NSCG)
What are the foundations of the American political system? What values and principles are basic to American constitutional democracy?
Fundamental values and principles. Students should be able to explain the meaning and importance of the fundamental values and principles of American constitutional democracy. To achieve this standard, students should be able to
Explain the meaning and importance of the following fundamental principles of American constitutional democracy
Constitutional government which includes the rule of law; representative institutions; shared powers; checks and balances; individual rights; separation of church and state; federalism; civilian control of the military
National Center for History in Schools (NCHS)
Historical Thinking Standards
Reconstruct the literal meaning of a historical passage.
United States History Content Standards
Era 1: Three Worlds Meet (Beginnings to 1620)
Comparative characteristics of societies in the Americas, Western Europe, and Western Africa that increasingly interacted after 1450.
The student understands the patterns of change in indigenous societies in the Americas up to the Columbian voyages.