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Government and Civics

Page history last edited by Angela Cunningham 11 years, 2 months ago
 

Program of Studies

Big Idea | Academic Expectations | Enduring Knowledge - Understandings | Skills and Concepts

 

 

BCHS Documents

Enduring Understandings & Essential Questions | Content Tracking Form | Common Assessment #1#2#3 | Word Bank | PLC Work

 


Core Content for Assessment

 

Multiple Choice

ORQs

Activities

Resources

Formation of Governments  

       

SS-HS-1.1.1 - Master

Students will compare and contrast (purposes, sources of power) various forms of government in the world (e.g., monarchy, democracy, republic, dictatorship) and evaluate how effective they have been in establishing order, providing security and accomplishing common goals.

DOK 3

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SS-HS-1.1.2 - Master

Students will explain and give examples of how democratic governments preserve and protect the rights and liberties of their constituents through different sources (e.g., U.N. Charter, Declaration of the Rights of Man, U.N. Declaration of Human Rights, U.S. Constitution).

DOK 2                              

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SS-HS-1.1.3

Students will evaluate how the U.S. government's response to contemporary issues and societal problems (e.g., education, welfare system, health insurance, childcare, crime) reflects the needs, wants and demands of its citizens (e.g., individuals, political action committees, special interest groups, political parties).

 

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Constitutional Principles

       

SS-HS-1.2.1 - Master

Students will analyze how powers of government are distributed and shared among levels and branches and evaluate how this distribution of powers protects the "common good" (e.g., Congress legislates on behalf of the people; the President represents the people as a nation; the Supreme Courts acts on behalf of the people as a whole when it interprets the Constitution.

DOK 3

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SS-HS-1.2.2 - Master

Students will interpret the principles of limited government (e.g., rule of law, federalism, checks and balances, majority rule, protection of minority rights, separation of powers) and evaluate how these principles protect individual rights and promote the "common good."    

DOK 3

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Rights and Responsibilities

       

SS-HS-1.3.1 - Master

Students will explain and give examples how the rights of one individual (e.g., smoking in public places, free speech) may, at times, be in conflict (e.g., libel, slander) with the rights of another.

DOK 2

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SS-HS-1.3.2 - Master

Students will explain how the rights of an individual (e.g., Freedom of Information Act, privacy) may, at times, be in conflict with the responsibility of the government to protect the "common good" (e.g., homeland security issues, environmental regulations, censorship, search and seizure).

DOK 2

MM

   

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SS-HS-1.3.3 - Master

Students will evaluate the impact citizens have on the functioning of a democratic government by assuming responsibilities (e.g., seeking and assuming leadership positions) and duties (e.g., serving as jurors, paying taxes, complying with local, state and federal laws, serving in the armed services).

DOK 3

M

 O, O

   
The Factual & Interpretive Nature of History        

SS-HS-5.1.1 - Introduce

Students will use a variety of tools (e.g., primary and secondary sources, data, artifacts) to analyze perceptions and perspectives (e.g., gender, race, region, ethnic group, nationality, age, economic status, religion, politics, geographic factors) of people and historical events in the modern world (1500 A.D. to present) and United States History (Reconstruction to present).

DOK 3

       

SS-HS-5.1.2  - Introduce

Students will analyze how history is a series of connected events shaped by multiple cause and effect relationships, tying past to present.

DOK 3

       

 


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