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MI.C.Civics and Government
C2. Values and Principles of American Government: Understand values and principles of American constitutional democracy. 3-C2.0.1. Describe how Michigan state government reflects the principle of representative government.
C3. Structure and Functions of Government: Describe the structure of government in the United States and how it functions to serve citizens. 3-C3.0.1. Distinguish between the roles of state and local government.
3-C3.0.3. Identify the three branches of state government in Michigan and the powers of each.
3-C3.0.4. Explain how state courts function to resolve conflict.
3-C3.0.5. Describe the purpose of the Michigan Constitution.
C5. Roles of the Citizen in American Democracy: Explain important rights and how, when, and where American citizens demonstrate their responsibilities by participating in government. 3-C5.0.1. Identify rights (e.g., freedom of speech, freedom of religion, right to own property) and responsibilities of citizenship (e.g., respecting the rights of others, voting, obeying laws).
E1. Market Economy: Use fundamental principles and concepts of economics to understand economic activity in a market economy. 3-E1.0.2. Identify incentives (e.g., sales, tax breaks) that influence economic decisions people make in Michigan.
G4. Human Systems: Understand how human activities help shape the Earth's surface. 3-G4.0.4. Use data and current information about the Anishinaabeg and other American Indians living in Michigan today to describe the cultural aspects of modern American Indian life; give an example of how another cultural group in Michigan today has preserved and built upon its cultural heritage.
H3. History of Michigan (Through Statehood): Use historical thinking to understand the past. 3-H3.0.10. Create a timeline to sequence early Michigan history (American Indians, exploration, settlement, statehood).
3-H3.0.4. Draw upon traditional stories of American Indians (e.g., Anishinaabeg - Ojibway (Chippewa), Odawa (Ottawa), Potawatomi; Menominee; Huron Indians) who lived in Michigan in order to make generalizations about their beliefs.
3-H3.0.5. Use informational text and visual data to compare how American Indians and settlers in the early history of Michigan adapted to, used, and modified their environment.
3-H3.0.6. Use a variety of sources to describe interactions that occurred between American Indians and the first European explorers and settlers in Michigan.
MI.P.Public Discourse, Decision Making, and Citizen Involvement (P3, P4)
Public Discourse, Decision Making, and Citizen Involvement (P3, P4)
P3.1. Identifying and Analyzing Issues: Clearly state a problem as a public policy issue, analyze various perspectives, and generate and evaluate possible alternative resolutions. 3-P3.1.1. Identify public issues in Michigan that influence the daily lives of its citizens.
3-P3.1.3. Give examples of how conflicts over core democratic values lead people to differ on resolutions to a public policy issue in Michigan.
P4.2. Citizen Involvement 3-P4.2.2. Participate in projects to help or inform others.