Vital Results Standards for
Lesson 2
Theme: Success of your community is in the voters' hands


State Vital Results Standards to which this lesson relates:

Communications
Reading Range of Text

1.4 Students comprehend and respond to a range of media, images, and text (e.g., poetry, narrative, information, technical) for a variety of purposes (e.g., reading for pleasure as well as reading to develop understanding and expertise). This is evident when students:
1.4.c. Read primary and secondary sources;

Speaking

1.15 Students use verbal and nonverbal skills to express themselves effectively. This is evident when students:
1.15.a. Share information;

Reasoning and Problem Solving
Problem Solving Process

2.2 Students use reasoning strategies, knowledge, and common sense to solve complex problems related to all fields of knowledge. This is evident when students:
2.2.b. Use a variety of approaches to solve problems;
2.2.c. Justify and verify answers and solution;

Personal Development
Workplace Dependability and Productivity

3.14 Students demonstrate dependability, productivity, and initiative. This is evident when students:
3.14.c. Participate in classroom and group discussions.

Civic and Social Responsibility
Service

4.1Students take an active role in their community. This is evident when students:
4.1.a. Plan, implement, and reflect on activities that respond to community needs; and
4.1.b. Use academic skills and knowledge in real-life community situations.History and Social Sciences

Causes and Effects in Human Societies

6.1 Students examine complex webs of causes and effects in relations to events in order to generalize about the workings of human societies, and they apply their findings to problems. This is evident when students:
6.1.a. Identify multiple causes and effects of events under study

Being A Historian

6.6 Students use historical methodology to make interpretations concerning history, change, and continuity. This is evident when students:
6.6.a. Classify objects from "long ago" and today; and
6.6.b. Explain what this classification shows us about change over time.

Movements and Settlements

6.8 Students analyze the factors and implications associated with the historical and contemporary movements and settlements of people and groups in various times in their local community, in Vermont, in the United States, and in various locations world wide. This is evident when students:
6.8.b. Recognize voluntary and involuntary migration factors (e.g. drought, famine, economic opportunity, conflicts, slavery)

Meaning of Citizenship

6.9 Students examine and debate the meaning of citizenship and act as citizens in a democratic society. This is evident when students:
6.9.a. Debate and define the rights, principles, and responsibilities of citizenship in a school, community and country.

Types of Government

6.10 Students compare and evaluate the philosophical underpinnings and the workings of different types of governments, including constitutional governments, in various times in their local community, in Vermont, in the United States, and in various locations world wide. This is evident when students:
6.10.a. Identify and classify different types of leadership (e.g., family, peer group, classroom, government) and the evolution of rules and laws