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C. Government and the Citizen [Civics and Government]: 2. The student understands the role of the citizen in American democracy.: 6-8: The student...

SS.C.2.3.1 Add Website - Add Activity

understands the history of the rights, liberties, and obligations of citizenship in the United States.

SS.C.2.3.2 Add Website - Add Activity

understands that citizenship is legally recognized full membership in a self-governing community that confers equal rights under the law; is not dependent on inherited, involuntary groupings; and confers certain rights and privileges (e.g., the right to vote, to hold public office, and to serve on juries).

SS.C.2.3.3 Add Website - Add Activity

understands the argument that all rights have limits and knows the criteria commonly used in determining when and why limits should be placed on rights (e.g., whether a clear and present danger exists and whether national security is at risk).

SS.C.2.3.4 Add Website - Add Activity

understands what constitutes personal, political, and economic rights and the major documentary sources of these rights.

SS.C.2.3.5 Add Website - Add Activity

understands how he or she can contact his or her representatives and why it is important to do so and knows which level of government he or she should contact to express his or her opinions or to get help on a specific problem.

SS.C.2.3.6 Add Website - Add Activity

understands the importance of participation in community service, civic improvement, and political activities.


PBS: The American Promise
http://www.pbs.org/kqed/ap/ap3000.html

Good resources for teachers to choose from.


Close-Up Foundation
http://www.closeup.org

This is an organization that helps set up local organizations within your area to do things such as participate in local government, community and volunterism activities.


Activity: Kids' Day in Court

SS.C.2.3.7 Add Website - Add Activity

understands current issues involving rights that affect local, national, or international political, social, and economic systems.


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