• GLE-Civ6

    6th Grade Level Expectations
    Standard 1:
    Students understand the purposes of government, and the basic
    constitutional principles of the United States republican form of
    Sixth grade students will:
    1.1 Explain what life may have been like for American women who had fewer
    acknowledged rights before 1920 than today
    1.2 Differentiate between anarchy, oligarchy, authoritarianism, and totalitarianism
    1.3 Describe how the U.S. Constitution built upon the Magna Carta
    1.4 Identify American reformers and symbols of political culture—“melting pot”,
    “sweat shop,” Jane Addams, Teddy Roosevelt, W. E. B. DuBois, Ida B. Wells,
    Eugene Debs, Martin Luther King, Jr., Robert Kennedy, and others
    1.5 Explain the principles of “majority rule” and “minority rights” in representative
    Standard 2:
    Students know the structure and function of local, state, and national government and how citizen involvement shapes public policy.
    Sixth grade students will:
    2.1 Identify the current U.S. President, Colorado Governor, Colorado Senators and members of the House of Representatives
    2.2 Explain which powers are primarily state powers (education, law enforcement, and highways)
    2.3 Explain how interest groups and leaders influence public policy—AFL-CIO,
    Martin Luther King, Jr., and others
    Standard 3:
    Students know the political relationship of the United States and its citizens to other nations and to world affairs.
    Sixth grade students will:
    3.1 Demonstrate how in America, government expands from the local level to the
    county, state, national and international levels and contrast to other countries
    3.2 Compare what powers in foreign policy are given to the three branches of
    government by the U.S. Constitution—Executive branch, Legislative branch, and
    Judicial branch, e.g.: signing a treaty, declaring war
    3.3 Define “diplomacy” and explain how the U.S. government has mediated
    international disputes of many kinds, e.g.: Balkans, Ireland, Mideast, etc.
    Standard 4:
    Students understand how citizens exercise the rules, rights and
    responsibilities of participation in civic life at all levels – local, state, and national.
    Sixth grade students will:
    4.1 Read and grade themselves on the U.S. citizenship/naturalization test
    4.2 Compare the roles of the U.S. military services—Air Force, Army, Marines, and Navy, and discuss how serving in the military serves one’s country
    4.3 Explain how racial and sexual harassment deprive citizens of their rights
    4.4 Give an example of how participating in political life can help solve problem