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SS.7.C Civics and Government

  • SS.7.C.1 Demonstrate an understanding of the origins and purposes of government, law, and the American political system.

  • SS.7.C.2 Evaluate the roles, rights, and responsibilities of United States citizens, and determine methods of active participation in society, government, and the political system.

    • SS.7.C.2.1 Define the term "citizen," and identify legal means of becoming a United States citizen.

    • SS.7.C.2.2 Evaluate the obligations citizens have to obey laws, pay taxes, defend the nation, and serve on juries.

    • SS.7.C.2.3 Experience the responsibilities of citizens at the local, state, or federal levels.

    • SS.7.C.2.4 Evaluate rights contained in the Bill of Rights and other amendments to the Constitution.

    • SS.7.C.2.5 Distinguish how the Constitution safeguards and limits individual rights.

    • SS.7.C.2.6 Simulate the trial process and the role of juries in the administration of justice.

    • SS.7.C.2.7 Conduct a mock election to demonstrate the voting process and its impact on a school, community, or local level.

    • SS.7.C.2.8 Identify America's current political parties, and illustrate their ideas about government.

    • SS.7.C.2.9 Evaluate candidates for political office by analyzing their qualifications, experience, issue-based platforms, debates, and political ads.

    • SS.7.C.2.10 Examine the impact of media, individuals, and interest groups on monitoring and influencing government.

    • SS.7.C.2.11 Analyze media and political communications (bias, symbolism, propaganda).

    • SS.7.C.2.12 Develop a plan to resolve a state or local problem by researching public policy alternatives, identifying appropriate government agencies to address the issue, and determining a course of action.

    • SS.7.C.2.13 Examine multiple perspectives on public and current issues.

    • SS.7.C.2.14 Conduct a service project to further the public good.

  • SS.7.C.3 Demonstrate an understanding of the principles, functions, and organization of government.

  • SS.7.C.4 Demonstrate an understanding of contemporary issues in world affairs, and evaluate the role and impact of United States foreign policy.

    • SS.7.C.4.1 Differentiate concepts related to United States domestic and foreign policy.

    • SS.7.C.4.2 Recognize government and citizen participation in international organizations.

    • SS.7.C.4.3 Describe examples of how the United States has dealt with international conflicts.

SS.7.E Economics

  • SS.7.E.1 Understand the fundamental concepts relevant to the development of a market economy.

  • SS.7.E.2 Understand the fundamental concepts relevant to the institutions, structure, and functions of a national economy.

    • SS.7.E.2.1 Explain how federal, state, and local taxes support the economy as a function of the United States government.

    • SS.7.E.2.2 Describe the banking system in the United States and its impact on the money supply.

    • SS.7.E.2.3 Identify and describe United States laws and regulations adopted to promote economic competition.

    • SS.7.E.2.4 Identify entrepreneurs from various gender, social, and ethnic backgrounds who started a business seeking to make a profit.

    • SS.7.E.2.5 Explain how economic institutions impact the national economy.

  • SS.7.E.3 Understand the fundamental concepts and interrelationships of the United States economy in the international marketplace.

    • SS.7.E.3.1 Explain how international trade requires a system for exchanging currency between and among nations.

    • SS.7.E.3.2 Assess how the changing value of currency affects trade of goods and services between nations.

    • SS.7.E.3.3 Compare and contrast a single resource economy with a diversified economy.

    • SS.7.E.3.4 Compare and contrast the standard of living in various countries today to that of the United States using gross domestic product (GDP) per capita as an indicator.

SS.7.G Geography