1 The student understands and applies knowledge of government, law, politics, and the nation's fundamental documents to make decisions about local, national, and international issues and to demonstrate thoughtful, participatory citizenship.
1.1 Understands key ideals and principles of the United States, including those in the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and other fundamental documents.
1.1.1 Ideals & Principles
Understands the key ideal of rights set forth in Article I of the Washington State Constitution.
1.1.2 Application of Ideals & Principles
Evaluates the effectiveness of a law or policy by explaining how it promotes ideals.
1.2 Understands the purposes, organization, and function of governments, laws, and political systems.
1.2.1 Structure of Government
Understands that governments are organized into local, state, tribal, and national levels.
Understands the basic elements of Washington State's economic system, including agriculture, businesses, industry, natural resources, and labor.
Understands that the economy in Washington State relies on trade with Pacific Rim countries.
2.3 Understands the government's role in the economy.
2.3.1 Government and the Economy
2.4 Understands the economic issues and problems that all societies face.
2.4.1 Economic Issues
Understands how geography, natural resources, climate, and available labor contribute to the sustainability of the economy of regions in Washington State.
3 The student uses a spatial perspective to make reasoned decisions by applying the concepts of location, region, and movement and demonstrating knowledge of how geographic features and human cultures impact environments.
3.1 Understands the physical characteristics, cultural characteristics, and location of places, regions, and spatial patterns on the Earth's surface.
3.1.1 Maps and Geographic Tools
Constructs and uses maps to explain the movement of people.
3.1.2 Characteristics and Spatial Organization of Places and Regions
Understands the physical, political, and cultural characteristics of places, regions, and people in the Pacific Northwest, including the difference between cities, states, and countries.
3.2 Understands human interaction with the environment.
3.2.1 Human-Environmental Interaction
3.2.3 Human Migration
Understands that the geographic features of the Pacific Northwest have influenced the movement of people.
3.3 Understands the geographic context of global issues and events.
3.3.1 Geographic Context of Global Issues
Explains that learning about the geography of Washington State helps us understand global trade.
4 The student understands and applies knowledge of historical thinking, chronology, eras, turning points, major ideas, individuals, and themes in local, Washington State, tribal, United States, and world history in order to evaluate how history shapes the present and future.
4.1 Understands historical chronology.
Understands and creates timelines to show how historical events are organized into time periods and eras.