Nebraska Core Academic Content Standards
NE.SS.6. Grades 6-8 (United States/World)
SS 8.1. Civics: Students will develop and apply the skills of civic responsibility to make informed decisions based upon knowledge of government at local, state, national and international levels.
Forms and Functions of Government
SS 8.1.1. Students will summarize the foundation, structure, and function of the United States government.
SS 8.1.1.a. Identify and describe different forms of government via the study of early and current civilizations (e.g., tribal, monarchy, democracy, republic, theocracy, and oligarchy)
SS 8.1.1.b. Describe the structure and roles of government
SS 8.1.1.c. Identify the development of written laws and other documents (e.g., Hammurabi’s Code, Magna Carta, Declaration of Independence, United States Constitution, Preamble and Bill of Rights)
SS 8.1.1.d. Explain how various government decisions impact people, places, and history
SS 8.1.1.g. Compare civic life in the United States with other countries (e.g. England, China, Nigeria, India, Honduras)
SS 8.2. Economics: Students will utilize economic reasoning skills to make informed judgments and become effective participants in the economy at the local, state, national and international levels.
SS 8.2.5. Students will identify the basic economic systems in the global economy.
SS 8.2.5.b. Discuss various philosophies regarding governments' role in an economy (e.g., capitalism, socialism)