Social Studies Standards
Michigan Social Studies Standards as of June 2019.
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Describe and evaluate referendums, initiatives, and recall as mechanisms used to influence state and local government. Use a case study to examine the impact of one such listed mechanism.
Describe the evolution of political parties and their contemporary influence on public policy.
Explain the significance of campaigns and elections in American politics, currect criticisms of campaigns, and proposals for their reform.
Identify and discuss roles of non-governmental organizations in American civic society.
Explain functions and possible influence of various news and other media sources in political communication.
Analyze the credibility and validity of various forms of political communication.