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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:   1.4 Understands civic involvement.  
  Grade Level Expectation:   1.4.1 Understands the effectiveness of different forms of civic involvement.  
 
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Examples
-Explains the influence of letters to the editor of the local paper on school funding and instructional resources.
-Explains the influence of testimony at public hearings on laws regulating the use of private property.
-Explains how lobbying the legislature contributed to the passage of the "Becca Bill".
Suggested Unit
  • WA—Contemporary Washington State (1980—present)