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IN.CG.Civics and Government
2.1. Students will explain why communities have government and laws, demonstrate that people in the United States have both rights and responsibilities, and identify individual actions that contribute to the good of the community and nation. Foundations of Government 2.2.1. Explain that the United States government is founded on the belief of equal rights for its citizens. (Individuals, Society and Culture)
Functions of Government 2.2.2. Understand and explain why it is important for a community to have responsible government.
Roles of Citizens 2.2.4. Describe how people of different ages, cultural backgrounds and traditions contribute to the community and how all citizens can respect these differences. (Individuals, Society and Culture)
2.2.5. Identify people who are good citizens and describe the character traits that make them admirable.
2.4. Students will describe how people in a community use productive resources, create a variety of businesses and industries, specialize in different types of jobs, and depend on each other to supply goods and services. 2.4.1. Define the three types of productive resources (human resources, natural resources and capital resources) and identify productive resources used to produce goods and services in the community.
2.4.4. Research goods and services produced in the local community and describe how people can be both producers and consumers.
2.4.5. Explain that because of scarcity, people must make choices and incur opportunity costs.
2.4.7. Explain why people trade for goods and services and explain how money makes trade easier.
2.4.8. Explain that income that people do not spend on goods and services is called savings.
2.3. Students will locate their community, state and nation on maps and globes; identify major geographic characteristics of their local community; and explore geographic relationships between the physical and environmental characteristics of their community. The World in Spatial Terms 2.3.2. Locate the equator and the poles on a globe and identify the local community, state and the United States on maps.
Human Systems 2.3.5. Identify and describe cultural or human features on a map using map symbols. (Individuals, Society and Culture) Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Landmarks
2.1. Students will differentiate between events that happened in the past and recently, recognize examples of continuity and change in local and regional communities, and consider ways that people and events of the past and present influence their lives. Historical Knowledge 2.1.4. Identify and describe community celebrations, symbols and traditions and explain why they are important. (Individuals, Society and Culture)