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CI.3 Civics

  • CI.3.1 Explain how an individual exercises rights and responsibilities within community and local government.

    • CI.3.1.1 Identify core and civic virtues.

    • CI.3.1.2 Compare and contrast figures of authority and their positions pertaining to upholding civic responsibilities.

  • CI.3.2 Demonstrate knowledge of community and local government.

  • CI.3.3 Compare and contrast how all people, not just official leaders, play important roles in local government and portrays good citizenship.

    • CI.3.3.1 Categorize the way Americans feel about their rights and responsibilities e.g., individual rights and freedoms, the common good, and respecting the law.

    • CI.3.3.2 Argue the characteristics of a responsible citizen.

E.3 Economics

  • E.3.1 Analyze the role of money within a community and local government.

    • E.3.1.1 Define tax and the purpose of paying taxes.

    • E.3.1.2 Identify taxable goods and services within the local community.

    • E.3.1.3 Interpret job sources and availability.

  • E.3.2 Evaluate the role of trade within a community and local government.

    • E.3.2.1 Define trade.

    • E.3.2.2 Distinguish between import and export.

    • E.3.2.3 Identify local products and resources involved in trade with the local community.

    • E.3.2.4 Investigate the origin of local products for sale in the local community.

  • E.3.3 Explain how people earn income.

CR.3 Civil Rights

G.3 Geography

  • G.3.1 Identify ways humans have altered the physical environment.

  • G.3.2 Identify ways natural disasters affects the physical environment.

    • G.3.2.1 Identify characteristics of a natural disaster.

    • G.3.2.2 Explain how local, state, and national governments cooperate to manage natural disasters.

    • G.3.2.3 Evaluate how natural disasters can alter settlement patterns.

  • G.3.3 Explain how technological advancements have influenced the environment.

    • G.3.3.1 Evaluate how different energy sources have impacted the environment.

    • G.3.3.2 Explain how communication and technological innovations have altered the environment.

    • G.3.3.3 Recognize the geographic impact of using oil and various energy sources in the twenty-first century.

  • G.3.4 Recognize maps, graphs, and other representations of the earth.

  • G.3.5 Describe the relationship between locations of resources and patterns of population distribution.

    • G.3.5.1 Define renewable and nonrenewable resources.

    • G.3.5.2 Categorize types of energy resources as renewable and nonrenewable.

H.3 History

  • H.3.1 Identify and describe the different types of government throughout history, such as dictatorship, monarchy, aristocracy, representative democracy, and direct democracy.

    • H.3.1.1 Explain who held power in each type of government.

    • H.3.1.2 Compare and contrast the different types of government related to source of authority, limits on power and examples of each.

    • H.3.1.3 Cite an example of each type of government from history.

  • H.3.2 Explain the role of Representative Democracy in framing the American government.

    • H.3.2.1 Explain the roles of the three branches of government.

    • H.3.2.2 Compare and contrast separation of powers and check and balances.

    • H.3.2.3 Explain the role of popular sovereignty in maintaining a democracy.

  • H.3.3 Trace the history of voting rights in America.

    • H.3.3.1 Define voting, suffrage and franchise.

    • H.3.3.2 Illustrate the expansion of voting rights in America.