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Social Studies
 
  Grade Level:   4  
  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 the effectiveness of a law or policy by explaining how it promotes ideals.  
 
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Examples
-Critiques how well the seatbelt law of Washington State promotes the personal right to life [RCW 46.61.688].
-Critiques how well the legal ban on smoking in public places in Washington State promotes the right to life [RCW 70.160.030].
Suggested Unit
  • WA—Being Citizens in Washington