Rhode Island Standards
RI.C&G. Civics & Government
C&G 1. People create and change structures of power, authority, and governance in order to accomplish common goals.
C&G 1 (5-6)-2. Students demonstrate an understanding of sources of authority and use of power, and how they are/can be changed by…
C&G 1 (5-6)-2.a. Identifying and summarizing the rule of law, using various enduring/ significant documents (e.g., Magna Carta, Preamble of U.S. Constitution, U.N. Rights of the Child, “I Have A Dream” speech).
C&G 1 (5-6)-2.b. Identifying and describing the role of individuals (e.g., Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, Thomas Paine) as authority figures/ leaders in the creation of government.
C&G 2. The Constitution of the United States establishes a government of limited powers that are shared among different levels and branches.
C&G 2 (5-6)-1. Students demonstrate an understanding of United States government (local, state, national) by…
C&G 2 (5-6)-1.a. Identifying and describing the function of the three branches (i.e., checks and balances, separation of powers).
C&G 2 (5-6)-1.b. Identifying how power is divided and shared among the levels of the United States government.
C&G 2 (5-6)-2. Students demonstrate an understanding of the democratic values and principles underlying the U.S. government by…
C&G 2 (5-6)-2.a. Exploring democratic values such as: respect, property, compromise, liberty, self-government, and self-determination.
C&G 2 (5-6)-2.b. Identifying enduring documents (e.g., Bill of Rights, U.S. Constitution) that reflect the underlying principles of the United States.
C&G 3. In a democratic society all people have certain rights and responsibilities.
C&G 3 (5-6)-2. Students demonstrate an understanding how individuals and groups exercise (or are denied) their rights and responsibilities by…
C&G 3 (5-6)-2.c. Explaining the judicial process - due process – local, state, and federal (e.g., school discipline policy, truancy court, appeals process).