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Social Studies
  Grade Level:   12  
  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:   1.2 Understands the purposes, organization, and function of governments, laws, and political systems.  
  Grade Level Expectation:   1.2.4 Understands and evaluates how political systems in the United States operate.  
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-Evaluates the political system examining the role of the chair and the caucus in national and state legislative bodies.
-Explains the impact of third party candidates on U.S. elections.
-Evaluates how interest groups use money to promote their agendas and influence the political system.
-Evaluates the effectiveness of current campaign finance laws.
-Explains how local tribal governments operate and interact within local, state, and federal governments on issues of environmental and conservation initiatives.
Suggested Unit
  • CWP—Civic Action and Responsibility