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N.NCSS.National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies (NCSS)

National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies (NCSS)
NCSS.10. CIVIC IDEALS AND PRACTICES
SOCIAL STUDIES PROGRAMS SHOULD INCLUDE EXPERIENCES THAT PROVIDE FOR THE STUDY OF THE IDEALS, PRINCIPLES, AND PRACTICES OF CITIZENSHIP IN A DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC.
10.1. KNOWLEDGE - Learners will understand:
10.1.3. Key practices involving the rights and responsibilities of citizenship and the exercise of citizenship (e.g., respecting the rule of law and due process, voting, serving on a jury, researching issues, making informed judgments, expressing views on issues, and collaborating with others to take civic action).
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10.1.4. Scholarly interpretations of key documents that define and support democratic ideals and practices (e.g., the U.S. Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution, the Declaration of Sentiments in Seneca Falls, New York, the Gettysburg Address, the Letter from Birmingham Jail; and international Documents such as the Declaration of the Rights of Man, and the Universal Declaration of the Rights of Children).
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10.2. PROCESSES - Learners will be able to:
10.2.8. Evaluate the effectiveness and importance of public opinion in influencing and shaping public policy development and decision-making.
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10.2.9. Evaluate the degree to which public policies and citizen behaviors reflect or foster their stated civic ideals.
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NCSS.2. TIME, CONTINUITY, AND CHANGE
SOCIAL STUDIES PROGRAMS SHOULD INCLUDE EXPERIENCES THAT PROVIDE FOR THE STUDY OF THE PAST AND ITS LEGACY.
2.1. KNOWLEDGE - Learners will understand:
2.1.1. Different interpretations of the history of societies, cultures, and humankind.
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2.1.2. Concepts such as: era, chronology, causality, change, continuity, conflict, historiography, historical method, primary and secondary sources, cause and effect, and multiple perspectives.
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2.1.3. That knowledge of the past is influenced by the questions investigated, the sources used, and the perspective of the historian.
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2.1.4. Different interpretations of key historical periods and patterns of change within and across nations, cultures, and time periods (e.g., the history of democratic principles and institutions, the development of political and economic philosophies; the rise of modern nation-states, and the establishment and breakdown of colonial systems).
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2.1.5. The impact across time and place of key historical forces, such as nationalism, imperialism, globalization, leadership, revolution, wars, concepts of rights and responsibilities, and religion.
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2.1.6. Different interpretations of the influences of social, geographic, economic, and cultural factors on the history of local areas, states, nations, and the world.
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2.1.7. The contributions of philosophies, ideologies, individuals, institutions, and key events and turning points in shaping history.
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2.1.8. The importance of knowledge of the past to an understanding of the present and to informed decision-making about the future.
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2.2. PROCESSES - Learners will be able to:
2.2.4. Use historical facts, concepts, and methods to evaluate an issue of importance today, and make informed decisions as responsible citizens to propose policies, and take action on it.
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2.3. PRODUCTS - Learners demonstrate understanding by:
2.3.8. Evaluating different interpretations of historic developments or transformations that occurred at the same time but in different regions of the world.
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NCSS.3. PEOPLE, PLACES, AND ENVIRONMENTS
SOCIAL STUDIES PROGRAMS SHOULD INCLUDE EXPERIENCES THAT PROVIDE FOR THE STUDY OP PEOPLE, PLACES, AND ENVIRONMENTS.
3.1. KNOWLEDGE - Learners will understand:
3.1.1. The theme of people, places, and environments involves the study of the relationships between human populations in different locations and regional and global geographic phenomena, such as landforms, soils, climate, vegetation, and natural resources.
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3.1.2. Concepts such as: location, physical and human characteristics of national and global regions in the past and present, and the interactions of humans with the environment.
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3.1.4. The causes and impact of resource management, as reflected in land use, settlement patterns, and ecosystem changes.
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3.1.7. Factors that contribute to cooperation and conflict among peoples of the nation and world, including language, religion, and political beliefs.
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3.2. PROCESSES - Learners will be able to:
3.2.6. Evaluate the consequences of human actions in environmental terms.
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NCSS.5. INDIVIDUALS, GROUPS, AND INSTITUTIONS
SOCIAL STUDIES PROGRAMS SHOULD INCLUDE EXPERIENCES THAT PROVIDE FOR THE STUDY OF INTERACTIONS AMONG INDIVIDUALS, GROUPS, AND INSTITUTIONS.
5.1. KNOWLEDGE - Learners will understand:
5.1.3. The influence of individuals, groups, and institutions on people and events in historical and contemporary settings.
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5.1.5. The impact of tensions and examples of cooperation between individuals, groups, and institutions, with their different belief systems.
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NCSS.6. POWER, AUTHORITY, AND GOVERNANCE
SOCIAL STUDIES PROGRAMS SHOULD INCLUDE EXPERIENCES THAT PROVIDE FOR THE STUDY OF HOW PEOPLE CREATE, INTERACT WITH, AND CHANGE STRUCTURES OF POWER, AUTHORITY, AND GOVERNANCE.
6.2. PROCESSES - Learners will be able to:
6.2.2. Examine persistent issues involving the rights, responsibilities, roles, and status of individuals and groups in relation to the general welfare.
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6.2.3. Compare and analyze the ways in which groups and nations respond to the richness of unity and diversity, as well as tensions and conflicts associated with unity and diversity.
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6.2.4. Analyze and evaluate conditions, actions, and motivations that contribute to conflict and cooperation among groups and nations.
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6.2.5. Evaluate the role of technology in communications, transportation, information-processing, weapons development, and other areas as it contributes to conflict and cooperation among groups and nations.
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NCSS.7. PRODUCTIONS, DISTRIBUTION, AND CONSUMPTION
SOCIAL STUDIES PROGRAMS SHOULD INCLUDE EXPERIENCES THAT PROVIDE FOR THE STUDY OF HOW PEOPLE ORGANIZE FOR THE PRODUCTION, DISTRIBUTION, AND CONSUMPTION OF GOODS AND SERVICES.
7.1. KNOWLEDGE - Learners will understand:
7.1.1. Scarcity and the uneven distribution of resources result in economic decisions, and foster consequences that may support cooperation or conflict.
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7.1.4. Entrepreneurial decisions are influenced by factors such as supply and demand, government regulatory policy, and the economic climate.
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7.2. PROCESSES - Learners will be able to:
7.2.3. Apply the concepts of marginal cost and marginal benefit to the analysis of social problems.
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7.2.4. Analyze complex aspects of production, distribution, and consumption, and evaluate the market forces and government policies that affect these aspects.
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7.2.5. Analyze how the trade off between risk and return is played out in the marketplace.
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7.2.7. Compare and contrast market economies with other types of economies.
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NCSS.8. SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, AND SOCIETY
SOCIAL STUDIES PROGRAMS SHOULD INCLUDE EXPERIENCES THAT PROVIDE FOR THE STUDY OF RELATIONSHIPS AMONG SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, AND SOCIETY.
8.1. KNOWLEDGE - Learners will understand:
8.1.2. Science and technology have had both positive and negative impacts upon individuals, societies, and the environment in the past and present.
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8.1.4. Consequences of science and technology for individuals and societies.
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8.1.6. Prediction, modeling, and planning are used to focus advances in science and technology for positive ends.
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8.2. PROCESSES - Learners will be able to:
8.2.1. Ask and find answers to questions about the impact of science and technology in the past and present, and in different places and societies.
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8.2.3. Seek and evaluate varied perspectives when weighing how specific applications of science and technology have impacted individuals and societies in an interdependent world.
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8.2.4. Identify and select appropriate information from multiple sources with varied perspectives for research into issues related to science and technology.
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8.2.5. Identify the purposes, points of view, biases, and intended audience of reports and discussions related to issues involving science and technology.
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8.2.6. Select, organize, analyze, and evaluate information, and communicate findings regarding the impact of science or technology on a society today or in the past.
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8.2.7. Identify and analyze reactions to science and technology from the past or present, and predict ongoing effects in economic, geographical, social, political, and cultural areas of life.
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NCSS.9. GLOBAL CONNECTIONS
SOCIAL STUDIES PROGRAMS SHOULD INCLUDE EXPERIENCES THAT PROVIDE FOR THE STUDY OF GLOBAL CONNECTIONS AND INTERDEPENDENCE.
9.1. KNOWLEDGE - Learners will understand:
9.1.1. Global connections are rapidly accelerating across cultures and nations, and can have both positive and negative effects on nations and individuals.
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9.1.2. The solutions to global issues may involve individual decisions and actions, but also require national and international approaches (e.g., agreements, negotiations, policies, or laws).
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9.1.3. Conflict and cooperation among the peoples of the earth influence the division and control of the earth's surface.
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9.1.4. The actions of people, communities, and nations have both short- and long-term effects on the biosphere and its ability to sustain life.
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9.1.5. The causes and consequences of various types of global connections.
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9.1.6. Technological advances can both improve and detract from the quality of life.
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9.1.7. Individuals, organizations, nations, and international entities can work to increase the positive effects of global connections, and address the negative impacts of global issues.
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9.2. PROCESSES - Learners will be able to:
9.2.1. Ask and find answers to questions about the ways in which people and societies are connected globally today and were connected in the past.
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9.2.11. Identify the roles of international and multinational organizations.
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9.2.4. Describe and explain conditions and motivations that contribute to conflict, cooperation, and interdependence among groups, societies, and nations.
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9.2.6. Analyze the causes and consequences of persistent, contemporary, and emerging global issues, and evaluate possible solutions.
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9.2.7. Analyze the relationships and tensions between national sovereignty and global interests, in matters such as territorial rights, economic development, the use of natural resources, and human rights.
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9.2.8. Describe and evaluate the role of international and multinational organizations in the global arena.
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9.3. PRODUCTS - Learners demonstrate understanding by:
9.3.2. Using GIS and other spatial technology to explore and document on a map areas of the earth at environmental risk.
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N.NSCG.National Standards for Civics and Government (NSCG)

National Standards for Civics and Government (NSCG)
I.D. What are civic life, politics, and government? What are alternative ways of organizing constitutional governments?
I.D.2. Confederal, federal, and unitary systems. Students should be able to explain the advantages and disadvantages of federal, confederal, and unitary systems of government. To achieve this standard, students should be able to
I.D.2.1. Define confederal, federal, and unitary systems of government
I.D.2.1.b. Federal system--a system in which a national government shares powers with state governments, but the national government may act directly on individuals within the states, e.g., national government may require individuals to pay income taxes
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II.A. What are the foundations of the American political system? What is the American idea of constitutional government?
II.A.2. How American constitutional government has shaped the character of American society. Students should be able to explain the extent to which Americans have internalized the values and principles of the Constitution and attempted to make its ideals realities. To achieve this standard, students should be able to
II.A.2.2. Explain ways in which the Constitution has encouraged Americans to engage in commercial and other productive activities
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II.B. What are the foundations of the American political system? What are the distinctive characteristics of American society?
II.B.1. Distinctive characteristics of American society. Students should be able to explain how the following characteristics tend to distinguish American society from most other societies. To achieve this standard, students should be able to
II.B.1.1. Explain important factors that have helped shape American society, such as
II.B.1.1.e. Relative geographic isolation
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II.B.3. The role of organized groups in political life. Students should be able to evaluate, take, and defend positions on the contemporary role of organized groups in American social and political life. To achieve this standard, students should be able to
II.B.3.1. Identify examples of organized groups and discuss their historical and contemporary role in local, state, and national politics, e.g., unions, professional organizations; religious, charitable, service, and civic groups
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II.B.4. Diversity in American society. Students should be able to evaluate, take and defend positions on issues regarding diversity in American life. To achieve this standard, students should be able to
II.B.4.2. Explain the impact on American politics, both historically and at present, of the racial, religious, socioeconomic, regional, ethnic, and linguistic diversity of American society
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II.B.4.3. Explain alternative ideas about the role and value of diversity in American life both historically and at present
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II.B.4.4. Describe conflicts that have arisen from diversity and explain the means by which some have been managed and explain why some conflicts have persisted unabated
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II.B.4.5. Explain the importance of adhering to constitutional values and principles in managing conflicts over diversity
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II.C. What are the foundations of the American political system? What is American political culture?
II.C.1. American national identity and political culture. Students should be able to explain the importance of shared political and civic beliefs and values to the maintenance of constitutional democracy in an increasingly diverse American society. To achieve this standard, students should be able to
II.C.1.2. Explain the shared ideas and values of American political culture as set forth in
II.C.1.2.b. Other sources such as The Federalist and Anti-federalist writings, the Declaration of Sentiments of the Seneca Falls Convention of 1848, Abraham Lincoln's ''Gettysburg Address,'' Woodrow Wilson's ''Fourteen Points,'' Franklin Roosevelt's ''Four Freedoms,'' Martin Luther King's ''Letter from the Birmingham Jail,'' and many landmark decisions of the Supreme Court of the United States
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II.C.2. Character of American political conflict. Students should be able to describe the character of American political conflict and explain factors that usually tend to prevent it or lower its intensity. To achieve this standard, students should be able to
II.C.2.1. Describe political conflict in the United States both historically and at present, such as conflict about
II.C.2.1.e. Extending civil rights to all Americans
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II.C.2.1.g. The rights of organized labor
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II.C.2.2. Explain some of the reasons why political conflict in the United States, with notable exceptions such as the Civil War, nineteenth century labor unrest, the 1950s and 1960s civil rights struggles, and the opposition to the war in Vietnam, has generally been less divisive than in many other nations. These include
II.C.2.2.c. The concept of a loyal opposition
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II.D. What are the foundations of the American political system? What values and principles are basic to American constitutional democracy?
II.D.1. Liberalism and American constitutional democracy. Students should be able to explain the meaning of the terms ''liberal'' and ''democracy'' in the phrase ''liberal democracy.'' To achieve this standard, students should be able to
II.D.1.1. Explain that the term ''liberal'' is derived from ''liberty'' and refers to a form of government in which individual rights and freedoms are protected
II.D.1.1.d. Explain the difference between the use of the term ''liberal'' when it is referring to the American form of government and the use of the terms ''liberal'' and ''conservative'' in referring to positions on the spectrum of American politics
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II.D.1.2. Explain that the term ''democracy'' is derived from the Greek word for ''rule by the people''
II.D.1.2.b. Explain the difference between the use of the term ''democratic'' to refer to the American form of government and the use of the term to refer to the Democratic Party in the United States
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II.D.2. Republicanism and American constitutional democracy. Students should be able to explain how and why ideas of classical republicanism are reflected in the values and principles of American constitutional democracy. To achieve this standard, students should be able to
II.D.2.4. Explain the difference between the use of the term ''republican'' to refer to the American form of government and the use of the term to refer to the Republican Party in the United States
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II.D.2.5. Explain why classical republicanism and liberalism are potentially in conflict, e.g., the primary purpose of government--promotion of the public or common good vs. protection of individual rights
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II.D.3. Fundamental values and principles. Students should be able to evaluate, take, and defend positions on what the fundamental values and principles of American political life are and their importance to the maintenance of constitutional democracy. To achieve this standard, students should be able to
II.D.3.1. Explain the following values which are widely considered to be fundamental to American civic life
II.D.3.1.e. Equality
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II.D.4. Conflicts among values and principles in American political and social life. Students should be able to evaluate, take, and defend positions on issues in which fundamental values and principles may be in conflict. To achieve this standard, students should be able to
II.D.4.1. Describe historical and contemporary issues which involve conflicts among fundamental values and principles and explain how these conflicts might be resolved
II.D.4.1.a. Liberty and equality
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II.D.4.1.c. Individual rights and the common good
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II.D.5. Disparities between ideals and reality in American political and social life. Students should be able to evaluate, take, and defend positions about issues concerning the disparities between American ideals and realities. To achieve this standard, students should be able to
II.D.5.3. Describe historical and contemporary efforts to reduce discrepancies between ideals and reality in American public life, e.g., abolitionists; suffrage, union, and civil rights movements; government programs such as Head Start; civil rights legislation and enforcement
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III.B. How does the government established by the constitution embody the purposes, values, and principles of American democracy? How is the national government organized and what does it do?
III.B.2. Major responsibilities of the national government in domestic and foreign policy. Students should be able to evaluate, take, and defend positions on issues regarding the major responsibilities of the national government for domestic and foreign policy. To achieve this standard, students should be able to
III.B.2.1. Explain the major responsibilities of the national government for domestic policy and how domestic policies affect their everyday lives and their community
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III.B.2.2. Explain the major responsibilities of the national government for foreign policy and how foreign policies, including trade policy and national security, affect their everyday lives and their community
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III.B.2.3. Evaluate competing arguments about the proper role of government in major areas of domestic and foreign policy, e.g., health care, education, child care, regulation of business and industry, foreign aid, intervention abroad
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III.B.3. Financing government through taxation. Students should be able to evaluate, take, and defend positions on issues regarding how government should raise money to pay for its operations and services. To achieve this standard, students should be able to
III.B.3.1. Explain the history of taxation in the United States and why taxation is necessary to pay for government
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III.B.3.2. Explain provisions of the United States Constitution that authorize the national government to collect taxes, i.e., Article I, Sections 7 and 8, Sixteenth Amendment
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III.B.3.3. Identify major sources of revenue for the national government, e.g., individual income taxes, social insurance receipts (Social Security and Medicare), borrowing, taxes on corporations and businesses, estate and excise taxes
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III.B.3.4. Identify major uses of tax revenues received by the national government, e.g., direct payment to individuals (Social Security, Medicaid, Medicare, Aid to Families with Dependent Children), interstate highways, national defense, interest on the federal debt, national parks
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III.B.3.5. Explain why there is often a tension between citizens' desire for government services and benefits and their unwillingness to pay taxes for them
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III.B.3.6. Evaluate the equity of various kinds of taxes
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III.C. How does the government established by the constitution embody the purposes, values, and principles of American democracy? How are state and local governments organized and what do they do?
III.C.3. Major responsibilities of state and local governments. Students should be able to identify the major responsibilities of their state and local governments and evaluate how well they are being fulfilled. To achieve this standard, students should be able to
III.C.3.2. Identify the major sources of revenue for state and local governments, e.g., property, sales, and income taxes; fees and licenses; taxes on corporations and businesses; inheritance taxes
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III.C.3.3. Evaluate the equity of major sources of revenue for state and local governments
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III.D. How does the government established by the constitution embody the purposes, values, and principles of American democracy? What is the place of law in the American constitutional system?
III.D.1. The place of law in American society. Students should be able to evaluate, take, and defend positions on the role and importance of law in the American political system. To achieve this standard, students should be able to
III.D.1.4. Explain, using historical and contemporary examples, the meaning and significance of the idea of equal protection of the laws for all persons, e.g., the Fourteenth Amendments, Americans with Disabilities Act, equal opportunity legislation
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III.D.2. Judicial protection of the rights of individuals. Students should be able to evaluate, take, and defend positions on current issues regarding the judicial protection of individual rights. To achieve this standard, students should be able to
III.D.2.2. Explain the importance of the right to due process of law for individuals accused of crimes, e.g., habeas corpus, presumption of innocence, impartial tribunal, trial by jury, right to counsel, right against self-incrimination, protection against double jeopardy, right of appeal
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III.D.2.4. Describe historical and contemporary instances in which judicial protections have been extended to those deprived of them in the past
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III.E. How does the government established by the constitution embody the purposes, values, and principles of American democracy? How does the American political system provide for choice and opportunities for participation?
III.E.1. The public agenda. Students should be able to evaluate, take, and defend positions about how the public agenda is set. To achieve this standard, students should be able to
III.E.1.1. Explain that the ''public agenda'' consists of those matters that occupy public attention at any particular time, e.g., crime, health care, education, abortion, national debt, environmental protection, international intervention
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III.E.1.2. Describe how the public agenda is shaped by political leaders, political institutions, political parties, interest groups, the media, individual citizens
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III.E.1.3. Explain how individuals can help to shape the public agenda, e.g., joining interest groups or political parties, making presentations at public meetings, writing letters to newspapers and government officials
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III.E.1.4. Explain why issues important to some groups and the nation do not become a part of the public agenda
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III.E.3. Political communication: television, radio, the press, and political persuasion. Students should be able to evaluate, take, and defend positions on the influence of the media on American political life. To achieve this standard, students should be able to
III.E.3.5. Evaluate historical and contemporary political communication using such criteria as logical validity, factual accuracy, emotional appeal, distorted evidence, appeals to bias or prejudice, e.g.,
III.E.3.5.b. Government wartime information programs, campaign advertisements
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III.E.4. Political parties, campaigns, and elections. Students should be able to evaluate, take, and defend positions about the roles of political parties, campaigns, and elections in American politics. To achieve this standard, students should be able to
III.E.4.2. Evaluate the role of third parties in the United States
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III.E.4.3. Explain how and why American political parties differ from ideological parties in other countries
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III.E.4.4. Explain the major characteristics of American political parties, how they vary by locality, and how they reflect the dispersion of power providing citizens numerous opportunities for participation
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III.E.4.5. Describe the role of political parties in channeling public opinion, allowing people to act jointly, nominating candidates, conducting campaigns, and training future leaders
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III.E.4.6. Explain why political parties in the United States are weaker today than they have been at some times in the past
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III.E.5. Associations and groups. Students should be able to evaluate, take, and defend positions about the contemporary roles of associations and groups in American politics. To achieve this standard, students should be able to
III.E.5.1. Identify and explain the historical role of various associations and groups active in American politics, e.g., political organizations, political action committees (PACs), interest groups, voluntary and civic associations, professional organizations, unions, religious groups
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III.E.5.3. Describe the contemporary roles of associations and groups in local, state, and national politics
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III.E.5.4. Evaluate the degree to which associations and groups enhance citizen participation in American political life
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III.E.6. Forming and carrying out public policy. Students should be able to evaluate, take, and defend positions about the formation and implementation of public policy. To achieve this standard, students should be able to
III.E.6.1. Describe a current issue of public policy at local, state, or national level
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IV.A. What is the relationship of the United States to other nations and to world affairs? How is the world organized politically?
IV.A.2. Interactions among nation-states. Students should be able to explain how nation-states interact with each other. To achieve this standard, students should be able to
IV.A.2.1. Describe the most important means nation-states use to interact with one another
IV.A.2.1.b. Diplomacy
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IV.A.2.1.d. International law
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IV.A.2.1.f. Military force and the threat of force
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IV.A.2.2. Explain common reasons for the breakdown of order among nation-states, e.g., conflicts about national interests, ethnicity, and religion; competition for resources and territory; the absence of effective means to enforce international law
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IV.A.2.3. Explain the consequences of the breakdown of order among nation-states
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IV.A.3. International organizations. Students should be able to evaluate, take, and defend positions on the purposes and functions of international organizations in the world today. To achieve this standard, students should be able to
IV.A.3.1. Describe the purposes and functions of the major governmental international organizations, e.g., United Nations, NATO, World Court, Organization of American States
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IV.B. What is the relationship of the United States to other nations and to world affairs? How do the domestic politics and constitutional principles of the United States affect its relations with the world?
IV.B.1. The historical context of United States foreign policy. Students should be able to explain the principal foreign policy positions of the United States and evaluate their consequences. To achieve this standard, students should be able to
IV.B.1.1. Explain the significance of principal policies and events in the United States' relations with the world, e.g., the American Revolution, Monroe Doctrine, Mexican and Spanish American Wars, World Wars I and II, formation of the United Nations, Marshall Plan, NATO, Korean and Vietnam Wars, end of the Cold War, interventions in Latin America
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IV.B.1.2. Explain how and why the United States assumed the role of world leader after World War II and what its leadership role is in the world today
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IV.B.1.3. Evaluate the major foreign policy positions that have characterized the United States' relations with the world, e.g., isolated nation, imperial power, and world leader
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IV.B.2. Making and implementing United States foreign policy. Students should be able to evaluate, take, and defend positions about how United States foreign policy is made and the means by which it is carried out. To achieve this standard, students should be able to
IV.B.2.4. Describe the various means used to attain the ends of United States foreign policy, such as diplomacy; economic, military and humanitarian aid; treaties; sanctions; military intervention; covert action
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IV.B.2.5. Explain how and why domestic politics may impose constraints or obligations on the ways in which the United States acts in the world, e.g., long-standing commitments to certain nations, lobbying efforts of domestic groups, economic needs
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IV.B.3. The ends and means of United States foreign policy. Students should be able to evaluate, take, and defend positions on foreign policy issues in light of American national interests, values, and principles. To attain this standard, students should be able to
IV.B.3.2. Evaluate the use of the national interest as a criterion for American foreign policy
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IV.B.3.3. Explain the influence of American constitutional values and principles on American foreign policy, e.g., a commitment to the self-determination of nations
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IV.C. What is the relationship of the United States to other nations and to world affairs? How has the United States influenced other nations, and how have other nations influenced American politics and society?
IV.C.2. Political developments. Students should be able to evaluate, take, and defend positions about the effects of significant international political developments on the United States and other nations. To achieve this standard, students should be able to
IV.C.2.1. Explain the effects on the United States of significant world political developments, e.g., the French, Russian, and Chinese Revolutions; rise of nationalism; World Wars I and II; decline of colonialism; terrorism; multiplication of nation-states and the proliferation of conflict within them; the emergence of regional organizations such as the European Union
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IV.C.2.2. Explain the effects on other nations of significant American political developments, e.g., immigration policies; opposition to communism; promotion of human rights; foreign trade; economic, military, and humanitarian aid
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IV.C.2.4. Explain why transnational loyalties sometimes supersede loyalty to a nation-state, e.g., Communist International, Islam, Christianity
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IV.C.3. Economic, technological, and cultural developments. Students should be able to evaluate, take, and defend positions about the effects of significant economic, technological, and cultural developments in the United States and other nations. To achieve this standard, students should be able to
IV.C.3.3. Economic conditions, e.g., multinational corporations, internationalization of capital, migration of labor, and other effects of an interdependent world economy
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IV.C.3.4. Technological developments, e.g., fax machines, electronic communications networks, jet air travel, personal computers, television, motion pictures
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IV.C.3.5. Cultural developments, e.g., religious movements, resurgence of ethnic consciousness, mass markets, sports
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IV.C.5. United States and international organizations. Students should be able to evaluate, take, and defend positions about what the relationship of the United States should be to international organizations. To achieve this standard, students should be able to
IV.C.5.1. Describe the role of the United States in establishing and maintaining principal international organizations, e.g., UN, UNICEF, GATT, World Bank, NATO, OAS, International Monetary Fund
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IV.C.5.2. Identify some important bilateral and multilateral agreements to which the United States is signatory, e.g., NAFTA, Helsinki Accord, Antarctic Treaty, Most Favored Nation Agreements
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IV.C.5.3. Evaluate the role of the United States in international organizations
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V.B. What are the roles of the citizen in American democracy? What are the rights of citizens?
V.B.1. Personal rights. Students should be able to evaluate, take, and defend positions on issues regarding personal rights. To achieve this standard, students should be able to
V.B.1.3. Explain the importance to the individual and to society of such personal rights as
V.B.1.3.e. Right to due process of law and equal protection of the law
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V.B.3. Economic rights. Students should be able to evaluate, take, and defend positions on issues regarding economic rights. To achieve this standard, students should be able to
V.B.3.3. Explain the importance to the individual and society of such economic rights as the right to
V.B.3.3.c. Join labor unions and professional associations
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V.B.3.3.d. Establish and operate a business
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V.B.3.6. Evaluate contemporary issues that involve economic rights, e.g., minimum wages, consumer product safety, taxation, affirmative action, eminent domain, zoning, copyright, patents
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V.B.4. Relationships among personal, political, and economic rights. Students should be able to evaluate, take, and defend positions on the relationships among personal, political, and economic rights. To achieve this standard, students should be able to
V.B.4.2. Explain the relationship of economic rights such as the right to choose one's work, to change employment, and to join a labor union and other lawful associations to political rights
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V.B.5. Scope and limits of rights. Students should be able to evaluate, take, and defend positions on issues regarding the proper scope and limits of rights. To achieve this standard, students should be able to
V.B.5.4. Evaluate positions on contemporary conflicts between rights, e.g., the right to a fair trial and the right to a free press, the right to privacy and the right to freedom of expression, one person's right to free speech versus another's right to be heard
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V.E. What are the roles of the citizen in American democracy? How can citizens take part in civic life?
V.E.3. Forms of political participation. Students should be able to evaluate, take, and defend positions about the means that citizens should use to monitor and influence the formation and implementation of public policy. To achieve this standard, students should be able to
V.E.3.2. Describe historical and current examples of citizen movements seeking to expand liberty, to insure the equal rights of all citizens, and/or to realize other values fundamental to American constitutional democracy, such as the suffrage and civil rights movements
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