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Social Studies
 
  Grade: 10  
 
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  1. CIVICS 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.
 
  • This component is addressed in grades K, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12.
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      1.2 Understands the purposes, organization, and function of governments, laws, and political systems.  
      1.3 Understands the purposes and organization of international relationships and U.S. foreign policy.  
      1.4 Understands civic involvement.
     
  • This component is addressed in grades 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12.
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      2. ECONOMICS The student applies understanding of economic concepts and systems to analyze decision-making and the interactions between individuals, households, businesses, governments, and societies.  
      2.1 Understands that people have to make choices between wants and needs and evaluate the outcomes of those choices.  
      2.2 Understands how economic systems function.  
      2.3 Understands the government's role in the economy.  
      2.4 Understands the economic issues and problems that all societies face.  
     
      3. GEOGRAPHY 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.  
      3.2 Understands human interaction with the environment.  
      3.3 Understands the geographic context of global issues.  
     
      4. HISTORY 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.  
      4.2 Understands and analyzes causal factors that have shaped major events in history.  
      4.3 Understands that there are multiple perspectives and interpretations of historical events.  
      4.4 Uses history to understand the present and plan for the future.  
     
      5. SOCIAL STUDIES SKILLS The student understands and applies reasoning skills to conduct research, deliberate, form, and evaluate positions through the processes of reading, writing, and communicating.  
      5.1 Uses critical reasoning skills to analyze and evaluate positions.  
      5.2 Uses inquiry-based research.  
      5.3 Deliberates public issues.  
      5.4 Creates a product that uses social studies content to support a thesis and presents the product in an appropriate manner to a meaningful audience.