Academic Standard: Grade Level or Course

United States Government and Civics
Initiative: 
Tennessee State Standards
Set: 
Social Studies (2014-2019)
Type: 
Grade Level or Course — Course
Code: 
GC
Grade range: 
No grade range
Groupings:
Educational Division = Secondary Education

<p><strong>Content Strands:</strong> Many academic standards for social studies courses are categorized into <em>content strands</em> as indicated by letter codes. (C=Culture, E=Economics, G=Geography, H=History, P=Politics/Government, TN=Tennessee)</p>

Students will study the purposes, principles, and practices of American government as established by the Constitution. Students are expected to understand their rights and responsibilities as citizens and how to exercise these rights and responsibilities in local, state, and national government. Students will learn the structure and processes of the government of the state of Tennessee and various local governments. The reading of primary source documents is a key feature of United States Government and Civics standards.
 
Elements within this Grade Level or Course
 
Subject
 
Principles of United States Government
 
Branches of Government
 
The Supreme Court and the Constitution
 
Federal Power
 
Elections and the Political Process
 
Influence of Media
 
Rights and Responsibilities of Citizens
 
Fundamentals of a Free Society
 
Civil Rights
 
Federal Government and the Economy
 
Tennessee State and Local Government