Finer grained standards that are part of this one
Examine the relationship between government and citizens to distinguish and evaluate the ways that civic participation occurs in local, state, tribal, national, and global communities.
Engage in informed and respectful deliberation of local, state, tribal, national, and global issues.
Analyze the structure and functions of political parties, interest groups, and the mass media and their affect on the political beliefs and behaviors of citizens.
Evaluate the contributions of early governments to the development of modern United States government.
Evaluate the various functions and processes of governments and their impact on societies and citizens, comparing and contrasting various government designs to evaluate how they serve their citizens.
Identify defining documents and speeches of United States government and the specific purpose and significance of each.
Examine the pluralistic realities of society (e.g., race, poverty, gender, and age), recognizing issues of equity, and evaluating need for change.