Social Studies Standards
Michigan Social Studies Standards as of June 2019.
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Describe, compare, and contrast political philosophers views on purposes of government(s) including but not limited to Aristotle, Locke, Hobbes, Montesquieu, and Rousseau.
Identify, provide examples of, and distinguish among different systems of government by analyzing similarities and differences in sovereignty, power, legitimacy, and authority.
Compare, contrast, and evaluate models of representation in democratic governments including presidential and parliamentary systems.
Compare and contrast federal, confederal, and unitary systems of government by analyzing similarities and differences in sovereignty and distribution of governmental powers.
Identify and analyze various Democratic Values of the United States as found in the Declaration of Independence.
Analyze relationships between Democratic Values and Constitutional Principles.
Use examples to investigate why people may agree on Democratic Values and Constitutional Principles in the abstract, yet disagree over their meaning when they are applied to specific situations.