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Skills available for New Jersey seventh-grade social studies standards

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6.1.8 U.S. History: America in the World by the End of Grade 8

6.2.8 World History / Global Studies by the end of Grade 8

6.3.8 Active Citizenship in the 21st Century by the End of Grade 8

  • 6.3.8.CivicsPI Civics, Government, and Human Rights: Civic and Political Institutions

    • 6.3.8.CivicsPI.1 Evaluate, take, and defend a position on why government is necessary, and the purposes government should serve.

    • 6.3.8.CivicsPI.2 Evaluate the extent to which different forms of government reflect the history and values of various societies (e.g., monarchy, democracy, republic, dictatorship).

    • 6.3.8.CivicsPI.3 Use a variety of sources from multiple perspectives to examine the role of individuals, political parties, interest groups, and the media in a local or global issue and share this information with a governmental or nongovernmental organization as a way to gain support for addressing the issue.

    • 6.3.8.CivicsPI.4 Investigate the roles of political, civil, and economic organizations in shaping people’s lives and share this information with individuals who might benefit from this information.

  • 6.3.8.CivicsPD Civics, Government, and Human Rights: Participation and Deliberation

    • 6.3.8.CivicsPD.1 Deliberate on a public issue affecting an upcoming election, consider opposing arguments, and develop a reasoned conclusion.

    • 6.3.8.CivicsPD.2 Propose and defend a position regarding a public policy issue at the appropriate local, state, or national level.

    • 6.3.8.CivicsPD.3 Construct a claim as to why it is important for democracy that individuals are informed by facts, aware of diverse viewpoints, and willing to take action on public issues.

  • 6.3.8.CivicsDP Civics, Government, and Human Rights: Democratic Principles

    • 6.3.8.CivicsDP.1 Identify an issue of inequality, develop multiple solutions, and communicate the best one to an appropriate government body.

    • 6.3.8.CivicsDP.2 Make a claim based on evidence to determine the extent and the limitations of First Amendment rights (e.g., U.S. Supreme Court decisions).

    • 6.3.8.CivicsDP.3 Use historical case studies and current events to explain why due process is essential for the protection of individual rights and maintenance of limited government.

  • 6.3.8.CivicsPR Civics, Government, and Human Rights: Processes, Rules and Laws

  • 6.3.8.CivicsHR Civics, Government, and Human Rights: Human and Civil Rights

    • 6.3.8.CivicsHR.1 Construct an argument as to the source of human rights and how they are best protected.

  • 6.3.8.EconET Economics, Innovation, and Technology: Economic Ways of Thinking

    • 6.3.8.EconET.1 Using quantitative data, evaluate the opportunity cost of a proposed economic action, and take a position and support it (e.g., healthcare, education, transportation).

    • 6.3.8.EconET.2 Assess the impact of government incentives and disincentives on the economy (e.g., patents, protection of private property, taxes).