Rhode Island World-Class 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)-1. Students demonstrate an understanding of origins, forms, and purposes of government by…
C&G 1 (5-6)-1.b. Listing and defining various forms of government (e.g., dictatorship, democracy, parliamentary, monarchy).
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.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).
C&G 4. People engage in political processes in a variety of ways.
C&G 4 (5-6)-1. Students demonstrate an understanding of political systems and political processes by…
C&G 4 (5-6)-1.c. Identifying, comparing, and contrasting different “political systems” (e.g., monarchy, democracy, feudal).
E 3. Individuals, institutions and governments have roles in economic systems.
E 3 (5-6)-1. Students demonstrate an understanding of the interdependence created by economic decisions by…
E 3 (5-6)-1.a. Depicting the cyclical relationship of the participants within an economy (e.g., barter, feudal system, global economy).
RI.RH.6-8. Reading Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies
Craft and Structure
RH.6-8.5. Describe how a text presents information (e.g., sequentially, comparatively, causally).
Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
RH.6-8.10. By the end of grade 8, read and comprehend history/social studies texts in the grades 6-8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.