New Jersey Student Learning Standards
NJ.SS.6.1.8. U.S. History: America in the World: All students will acquire the knowledge and skills to think analytically about how past and present interactions of people, cultures, and the environment shape the American heritage. Such knowledge and skills enable students to make informed decisions that reflect fundamental rights and core democratic values as productive citizens in local, national, and global communities.
6.1.8.A. Civics, Government, and Human Rights
6.1.8.A.3. Revolution and the New Nation (1754-1820s) - Disputes over political authority and economic issues contributed to a movement for independence in the colonies. The fundamental principles of the United States Constitution serve as the foundation of the United States government today.
6.1.8.A.3.b. Evaluate the effectiveness of the fundamental principles of the Constitution (i.e., consent of the governed, rule of law, federalism, limited government, separation of powers, checks and balances, and individual rights) in establishing a federal government that allows for growth and change over time.
NJ.SS.6.3.8. Active Citizenship in the 21st Century: All students will acquire the skills needed to be active, informed citizens who value diversity and promote cultural understanding by working collaboratively to address the challenges that are inherent in living in an interconnected world.
Active citizens in the 21st century: Recognize the causes and effects of prejudice on individuals, groups, and society; Recognize the value of cultural diversity, as well as the potential for misunderstanding; Critically analyze media to assess different viewpoints and detect bias, opinion, and stereotypes; Listen open-mindedly to views contrary to their own; Collaboratively develop and practice strategies for managing and resolving conflict; Demonstrate understanding of democratic values and processes; Recognize that the actions or inactions of individuals, groups, and nations can have intended and unintended consequences; Challenge unfair viewpoints and behaviors by taking action; Make informed and reasoned decisions; Accept decisions that are made for the common good.
6.3.8.C. Economics, Innovation, and Technology
6.3.8.C.1. Examine the perspectives of multiple stakeholders involved in the local budget process (e.g., obtaining information, discussing priorities).