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Social Studies
 
  Grade Level:   11  
  EALR:   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.  
  Component:   2.4 Understands the economic issues and problems that all societies face.  
  Grade Level Expectation:   2.4.1 Analyzes and evaluates how people in the United States have addressed issues involved with the distribution of resources and sustainability in the past or present.  
 
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Examples
-Critiques how entitlement programs in the United States have affected the distribution of resources to people living below the poverty level.
-Critiques how well dam development in the Pacific Northwest has contributed to sustainable economic growth.
-Critiques the role of entrepreneurship in the United States in sustaining economic growth and raising the standard of living for its residents.
Suggested Unit
  • U.S.— Movements and Issues at Home (1945—1991)