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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:   1.2 Understands the purposes, organization, and function of governments, laws, and political systems.  
  Grade Level Expectation:   1.2.1 Understands the organization of the U.S. government.  
 
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Examples
-Explains that the national government is organized into three branches: executive, legislative, and judicial.
-Explains who is involved in each of the branches of government.
-Explains that the President and the Cabinet are part of the federal executive branch.
Suggested Unit
  • U.S.—Founding the Nation