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Skills available for Alaska seventh-grade social studies standards

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A A student should know and understand how societies define authority, rights, and responsibilities through a governmental process.

B A student should understand the constitutional foundations of the American political system and the democratic ideals of this nation.

C A student should understand the character of government of the state.

  • 1 understand the various forms of the state's local governments and the agencies and commissions that influence students' lives and property;

  • 2 accept responsibility for protecting and enhancing the quality of life in the state through the political and governmental processes;

  • 3 understand the Constitution of Alaska and sec. 4 of the Alaska Statehood Act, which is known as the Statehood Compact;

  • 4 understand the importance of the historical and current roles of Alaska Native communities;

  • 5 understand the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act and its impact on the state;

  • 6 understand the importance of the multicultural nature of the state;

  • 7 understand the obligations that land and resource ownership place on the residents and government of the state; and

  • 8 identify the roles of and relationships among the federal, tribal, and state governments and understand the responsibilities and limits of the roles and relationships.

D A student should understand the role of the United States in international affairs.

  • 1 analyze how domestic politics, the principles of the United States Constitution, foreign policy, and economics affect relations with other countries;

  • 2 evaluate circumstances in which the United States has politically influenced other nations and how other nations have influenced the politics and society of the United States;

  • 3 understand how national politics and international affairs are interrelated with the politics and interests of the state;

  • 4 understand the purpose and function of international government and non-governmental organizations in the world today; and

  • 5 analyze the causes, consequences, and possible solutions to current international issues.

E A student should have the knowledge and skills necessary to participate effectively as an informed and responsible citizen.

F A student should understand the economies of the United States and the state and their relationships to the global economy.

G A student should understand the impact of economic choices and participate effectively in the local, state, national, and global economies.