BPS District Social Studies Standards Book

SST Domains

K-12 Civics

Standard 4 Government IconCivics

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

SST-K_2.C Civics Domain

Origin, Purpose, and Function.
Roles and Involvement of United States Citizens and Residents.

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SST-3_5.C Civics Domain

Origin, Purpose, and Function.
Roles and Involvement of United States Citizens and Residents.
  • SST-03.C.01 | SST-04.C.01 | SST-05.C.01
    Compare and contrast the responsibilities and powers of government officials at various levels and branches of government.
  • SST-03.C.02 | SST-04.C.02 | SST-05.C.02
    Describe the structure of government and how it functions to serve citizens/residents.
  • SST-03.C.03 | SST-04.C.03 | SST-05.C.03
    Describe the structure of governments in North Dakota and how they function to serve citizens & residents.
  • SST-03.C.04 | SST-04.C.04 | SST-05.C.04
    Explain the importance of the basic principles that provide the foundation of the American system of government. (e.g. Amendments, Constitution, symbols, patriotic traditions, government leaders, etc.)

SST-6_12.C Civics Domain

Explain the historical and philosophical foundations of government.
  • SST-6_12.C.01.1 Evaluate the thoughts of major political philosophers.
  • SST-6_12.C.01.2 Explain the influence of British and colonial history on early America.
  • SST-6_12.C.01.3 Evaluate the creation and impact of primary sources on political thought in the United States.

Analyze the structures and functions of governments.
  • SST-6_12.C.02.1 Differentiate / compare forms and origins of governments.
  • SST-6_12.C.02.2 Examine the role and purposes of government.
  • SST-6_12.C.02.3 Analyze the structure, principles, and interpretation of the Constitution of the United States.
  • SST-6_12.C.02.4 Explain the relationship among federal, state, tribal, and local governmental powers.
  • SST-6_12.C.02.5 Explain the purposes, organization, powers, and processes of tribal and local governments.

Describe the rights and liberties of individuals.
  • SST-6_12.C.03.1 Describe and examine the amendments to the US Constitution and their application in the United States.
  • SST-6_12.C.03.2 Describe the impact of court cases on rights and liberties of individuals.

Investigate the role and responsibilities of citizenship in society.
  • SST-6_12.C.04.1 Explain how citizens can influence government.
  • SST-6_12.C.04.2 Describe and evaluate the criteria and process for naturalization in the United States.
  • SST-6_12.C.04.3 Explain how citizens’ personal and civic responsibilities are important to the preservation and improvement of United States constitutional republic.