Arkansas Curriculum Frameworks
AR.SS.C. Civics/Government: Era 1-Beginnings to Era 3-1820s
C.1.5. Civic and Political Institutions - Students will analyze the impact of origins, structures, and functions of institutions on society and citizens.
Structure and Function
C.1.5.1. Examine foundational documents of the United States government (e.g., Magna Carta, English Bill of Rights, Mayflower Compact, Declaration of Independence, Articles of Confederation, U.S. Constitution) (D2.Civ.3.3-5).
C.1.5.2. Examine the three branches of federal and state government including checks and balances and separation of powers (D2.Civ.1, 4.3-5).
C.1.5.3. Explain origins, functions, and structure of different systems of government, including those created by the Arkansas and U.S Constitutions (D2.Civ.5.3-5).
C.2.5. Participation and Deliberation - Students will analyze civic rights, roles, and responsibilities.
C.2.5.4. Examine actions of individuals and groups that illustrate civic virtues at the local, state, and national level (D2.Civ.6, 8.3-5).
AR.SS.H. History: Era 1-Beginnings to Era 3-1820s
H.12.5. United States Beginnings Through 1820s - Students will analyze key historical periods; patterns of change over time; and ways people view, construct, and interpret the history of the United States.
Era 3: Revolution and the New Nation 1754-1820s
H.12.5.13. Analyze the process of creating a single country from a loose association of states (e.g., weakness of the Articles of Confederation, currency, State vs. Federal control, military) (D2.Civ.11, 13.3-5; D4.2.3-5).
H.12.5.14. Examine short- and long-term effects of the drafting and signing of the U.S. Constitution (D2.His.6.3-5).