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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:   1.2.2 Understands the function of the U.S. government.  
 
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Examples
-Explains how the legislative branch makes laws.
-Explains how the judicial branch judges laws according to the U.S. Constitution.
Suggested Unit
  • U.S.—Founding the Nation