Indiana Academic Standards Resource Guide United States Government Standards Approved March 2014



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The Library of Congress THOMAS

The Library of Congress: Federal Government

The Library of Congress: Government, Politics & Law

Charters of Freedom

Government Websites

National Standards for Civics and Government

Fundamentals of Representative Democracy

Bill of Rights Institute

50 Core Documents

iCivics

Exploring Constitutional Law

Center for the Study of the American Constitution – Lesson Plans

Center for the Study of the American Constitution – Document of the Month

Civics Resources

Civil Rights and Ethnic Education Resources




Standard 1: The Nature of Politics and Government

Students identify, define, compare and contrast ideas regarding the nature of government, politics and civic life, and explain how these ideas have influenced contemporary political and legal systems. Students also explain the importance of government, politics and civic engagement in a democratic republic, and demonstrate how citizens participate in civic and political life in their own communities.

USG.1.1 Define civic life, political life, and private life and describe the activities of individuals in each of these spheres. (Individuals, Society and Culture)

Resources

What are examples of civic, political, and private life in American society?


USG.1.2 Define the terms and explain the relationship between politics, government, and public policy. (Economics)

Resources

What is the meaning of citizenship, politics and government?

Civics Resources

USG.1.3 Interpret the purposes and functions of government found in the Preamble of the United States Constitution. (Economics)

Resources

The Preamble to the Constitution: How Do You Make a More Perfect Union (Edsitement)

Two versions of the Preamble to the Constitution, 1787 (Gilder Lehrman; free registration)

The Evolution of the US Constitution: The Preambles to the Articles of confederation and the US Constitution

The Preamble to the US Constitution, the Pledge of Allegiance, and the Declaration of Independence

Thoughts on the Preamble to the Constitution

Describe the purposes and functions of government

USG.1.4 Compare and contrast types of government including direct democracy, monarchy, oligarchy, and totalitarianism. (History; Individuals, Society and Culture)

Resources

Who Rules? (iCivics; free registration)

Who Rules? - WordPress.com (simple PowerPoint)

Define and provide examples of different forms of government


USG.1.5 Compare and contrast characteristics of limited and unlimited governments and provide historical and contemporary examples of each type of government.

Resources

Limited and Unlimited Government (flash cards)



Limited vs. Unlimited Government (PowerPoint)

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