Civics: communities, elections, and leadership
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Demonstrate understanding of the benefits of being part of a group and explain what it means to be a member of a group; follow the group’s rules, limits, responsibilities and expectations, and explain reasons for rules to others.
Analyze examples of leadership and leaders from history, everyday life, and from literature and informational texts read or read aloud, and describe the qualities of a good leader.
Give examples of why members of a group who hold different views need ways to make decisions, and explain how members of a group can make fair decisions or choose leaders by voting.
Explain that all people born in the United States are citizens, while some people become citizens after moving to the United States from another country. Understand that some residents of the United States are not citizens, but are still members of the community with rights and responsibilities.
Identify some leaders who are chosen by elections (e.g., the President of the United States, the Governor of Massachusetts, the captain of a soccer team) and explain their roles.