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C. Government and the Citizen [Civics and Government]: 1. The student understands the structure, functions, and purposes of government and how the principles and values of American democracy are reflected in American constitutional government.: 6-8: The student...

SS.C.1.3.1 Add Website - Add Activity

knows the essential ideas of American constitutional government that are expressed in the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, the Federalist Papers, and other writings.

SS.C.1.3.2 Add Website - Add Activity

understands major ideas about why government is necessary and the purposes government should serve.

SS.C.1.3.3 Add Website - Add Activity

understands how the legislative, executive, and judicial branches share power and responsibilities (e.g., each branch has varying degrees of legislative, executive, and judicial powers and responsibilities).


The White House
http://www.whitehouse.gov/

A good resource for information about the Executive Branch of the Federal Government.


Florida CivicEd
http://www.firn.edu/civiced

advanced, interactive educational site on Florida government includes videos, games, teacher lesson plans, documents, and discussion board. It is the product of extensive cooperation of Florida teachers, government officials, and university personnel.


Florida CivicEd
http://www.firn.edu/civiced

advanced, interactive educational site on Florida government includes videos, games, teacher lesson plans, documents, and discussion board. It is the product of extensive cooperation of Florida teachers, government officials, and university personnel.


SS.C.1.3.4 Add Website - Add Activity

knows the major parts of the federal system including the national government, state governments, and other governmental units (e.g., District of Columbia, American tribal governments, and the Virgin Islands).

SS.C.1.3.5 Add Website - Add Activity

knows the major responsibilities of his or her state and local governments and understands the organization of his or her state and local governments.


Miami-Dade Web Portal
http://miamidade.gov/wps/portal

Comprehensive source of information about the Miami-Dade county government. Includes biographies, job descriptions and contact information for county officials. Great way for students to learn who their district representatives are and how they can make their voices heard.


SS.C.1.3.6 Add Website - Add Activity

understands the importance of the rule of law in establishing limits on both those who govern and the governed, protecting individual rights, and promoting the common good.


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