Social Studies Standards
Michigan Social Studies Standards as of June 2019.
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Distinguish between the roles of tribal, state, and local governments.
Identify goods and services provided by the state government and describe how they are funded.
Identify the three branches of state government in Michigan and the powers of each.
Explain how state courts function to resolve conflict.
Describe the purpose of the Michigan Constitution.
Identify and explain rights and responsibilities of citizenship.
Using a Michigan example, explain how scarcity, choice, and opportunity cost affect what is produced and consumed.
Identify incentives that influence economic decisions people make in Michigan.
Analyze how Michigan’s location and natural resources influenced its economic development.
Describe how entrepreneurs combine natural, human, and capital resources to produce goods and services in Michigan.