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Social Studies
  Grade Level:   11  
  EALR:   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.  
  Component:   1.1 Understands key ideals and principles of the United States, including those in the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and other fundamental documents.  
  Grade Level Expectation:   1.1.2 Evaluates how well court decisions and government policies have upheld key ideals and principles in the United States.  
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-Critiques how courts and government policies have supported or failed to support civil rights.
-Critiques how courts and government policies have supported or failed to support the constitutional right to freedom of speech.
-Critiques how well the Supreme Court decision in Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle School Dist. No. 1 upheld the right to equal protection.
Suggested Unit
  • U.S.—Entering a New Era (1991—present)