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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:   1.4 Understands civic involvement.  
  Grade Level Expectation:   1.4.1 Understands that civic participation involves being informed about how public issues are related to rights and responsibilities.  
 
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Examples
-Explains how the public issue of censorship is related to the right to freedom of speech.
-Explains how the public issue of "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance is related to the right to freedom of religion.
-Explains how the public issue of maintaining public parks is related to the responsibility of paying taxes.
Suggested Unit
  • U.S.—The Legacy for Us Today