Pennsylvania Core and Academic Standards
PA.5.6. Civics and Government
5.1.6. Principles and Documents of Government
Laws and Government
5.1.6.B. Compare and contrast a direct democracy with a republican form of government.
5.3.6. How Government Works
Branches of Government
5.3.6.A. Describe the responsibilities and powers of the three branches of government.
Structure, Organization, and Operation of Governments
5.3.6.B. Define and compare the role and structure of local, state, and national governments.
5.4.6. How International Relationships Function
Countries and Conflicts
5.4.6.A. Identify how countries have varying interests.
8.3.6. United States History
Historical Documents and Artifacts (US History)
8.3.6.B. Explain the importance of significant historical documents, artifacts, and places critical to United States history.
8.4.6. World History
Impact of Continuity and Change (World)
8.4.6.C. Explain how continuity and change have impacted world history.
8.4.6.C.4. Politics and government
PA.CC.8.5.6-8. Reading Informational Text: Students read, understand, and respond to informational text – with emphasis on comprehension, making connections among ideas and between texts with focus on textual evidence.
Craft and Structure
CC.8.5.6-8.E. Describe how a text presents information (e.g., sequentially, comparatively, causally).
Range and Level of Complex Texts
CC.8.5.6-8.J. By the end of grade 8, read and comprehend history/social studies texts in the grades 6–8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.