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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:   1.1.2 Evaluates how a public issue is related to constitutional rights and the common good.  
 
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Examples
-Justifies how a position on the issue of censorship relates to freedom of speech.
-Justifies how a position on the phrase "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance relates to freedom of religion.
Suggested Unit
  • U.S.—The Legacy for Us Today