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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:   1.2 Understands the purposes, organization, and function of governments, laws, and political systems.  
  Grade Level Expectation:   1.2.1 Understands and analyzes the structure, organization, and powers of government at the local, state, and tribal levels including the concept of tribal sovereignty.  
 
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Examples
-Explains the organization and powers of city and county government.
-Explains the organization and powers of the three branches of Washington State government.
-Explains the organization and powers of a local tribal government.
-Explains the populist features of the Washington State Constitution, including initiative and referendum.
Suggested Unit
  • WA—Contemporary Washington State (1980—present)