Standards with the same topic and subject but for other grades
the fundamental values and principles (e.g., liberty, justice, individual human dignity) of American representative democracy are expressed in historical documents (e.g., the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the United States, including the Preamble and the Bill of Rights).
all citizens of Kentucky have rights and responsibilities as members of a democratic society, including civic participation.
the United States Government was formed to establish order, provide security and accomplish common goals.
as members of a democratic society, all citizens of the United States have certain rights and responsibilities, including civic participation.
Students will explain and give examples of how democratic governments function (by making, enacting and enforcing laws) to promote the “common good” (e.g., public smoking ban, speed limits, seat belt requirements).
describe, give examples, and compare rights and responsibilities
describe and give examples of specific rights guaranteed to all U.S. citizens in the Bill of Rights (e.g., freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of press) and explain why they are important today
Students will explain the basic principles of democracy (e.g., justice, equality, responsibility, freedom) found in significant U.S. historical documents (Declaration of Independence, U. S. Constitution, Bill of Rights) and analyze why they are important to citizens today.
Students will describe specific rights and responsibilities individuals have as citizens of the United States (e.g., voting in national elections) and explain why civic engagement is necessary to preserve a democratic society.
Students will describe the basic purposes of the U.S. Government as defined in the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution (to establish justice, to ensure domestic tranquility, to provide for the common defense, to promote the general welfare, to secure the blessings of liberty); give examples of services the U.S. Government provides (e.g., armed forces, interstate highways, national parks) and analyze the importance of these services to citizens today.