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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:   1.4 Understands civic involvement.  
  Grade Level Expectation:   1.4.1 Analyzes and evaluates ways of influencing local, state, and national governments to preserve individual rights and promote the common good.  
 
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Examples
-Evaluates the effectiveness of states' initiative processes in preserving individual rights and promoting the common good.
-Evaluates the effectiveness of voting in recent presidential elections in promoting the common good and preserving individual rights.
-Evaluates the effectiveness of the campaigns of Mothers Against Drunk Driving in preserving individual rights and promoting the common good.
-Evaluates the effectiveness of the campaigns against "hate crimes" by gay-lesbian-bisexual-transgendered organizations in preserving individual rights and promoting the common good.
-Using examples of different groups of people in American society, analyzes instances in which unalienable rights were denied and evaluates the effectiveness of the struggles that ensued to guarantee those rights.
Suggested Unit
  • U.S.—Entering a New Era (1991—present)