BPS District Social Studies Standards Book

SST Domains

Civics K-12

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Students understand the development, functions, and forms of various political institutions and the role of the citizen in government and society.

SST-K_5.C Civics Domain

Origin, Purpose, and Function
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Roles and Involvement of United States Citizens and Residents
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SST-6_12.C Civics Domain

SST-MS.C.01 | SST-HS.C.01
Explain the historical and philosophical foundations of government.
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  • SST-HS.C.01.1 
    Evaluate the thoughts of major political philosophers.
  • SST-HS.C.01.2 
    Explain the influence of British and colonial history on early America.
  • SST-HS.C.01.3 
    Evaluate the creation and impact of primary sources on political thought in the United States.
SST-MS.C.02 | SST-HS.C.02
Analyze the structures and functions of governments.
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  • SST-HS.C.02.1 
    Differentiate/compare forms and origins of governments.
  • SST-HS.C.02.2 
    Examine the role and purposes of government.
  • SST-HS.C.02.3 
    Analyze the structure, principles, and interpretation of the Constitution of the United States.
  • SST-HS.C.02.4 
    Explain the relationship among federal, state, tribal, and local governmental powers.
  • SST-HS.C.02.5 
    Explain the purposes, organization, powers, and processes of tribal and local governments.
SST-MS.C.03 | SST-HS.C.03
Describe the rights and liberties of individuals.
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  • SST-HS.C.03.1 
    Describe and examine the amendments to the United States Constitution and their application in the United States.
  • SST-HS.C.03.2 
    Describe the impact of court cases on rights and liberties of individuals.
SST-MS.C.04 | SST-HS.C.04
Investigate the role and responsibilities of citizenship in society.
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  • SST-HS.C.04.1 
    Explain how citizens can influence government.
  • SST-HS.C.04.2 
    Describe and evaluate the criteria and process for naturalization in the United States.
  • SST-HS.C.04.3 
    Explain how citizens’ personal and civic responsibilities are important to the preservation and improvement of United States constitutional republic.
  • SST-HS.C.04.4 
    Identify bias and evaluate its role in media sources.
  • SST-HS.C.04.5 
    Demonstrate active participation in civic life.