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Social Studies
 
  Grade Level:   5  
  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:   1.1.1 Understands the key ideals of liberty and patriotism as outlined in the Declaration of Independence, U.S. Constitution, and other fundamental documents.  
 
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Examples
-Explains that the Declaration of Independence was written to declare the freedom of the thirteen colonies from Great Britain.
-Explains how the First Amendment promotes liberty.
Suggested Unit
  • U.S—Founding the Nation