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Social Studies
 
  Grade Level:   7  
  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 how key ideals set forth in fundamental documents, including the Washington State Constitution and tribal treaties, define the goals of our state.  
 
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Examples
-Explains how liberty is defined in the Washington State Constitution.
-Explains how justice is defined in the Washington State Constitution.
-Explains how sovereignty is defined in and limited by tribal treaties.
-Explains how the Washington State Constitution defines equality when declaring that it is "the paramount duty of the state to make ample provision for the education of all children residing within its borders, without distinction or preference on account of race, color, caste, or sex."
Suggested Unit
  • WA—Railroads, Reform, Immigration, and Labor (1889—1930)