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Social Studies
 
  Grade Level:   7  
  EALR:   2. ECONOMICS The student applies understanding of economic concepts and systems to analyze decision-making and the interactions between individuals, households, businesses, governments, and societies.  
  Component:   2.3 Understands the government's role in the economy.  
  Grade Level Expectation:   2.3.1 Understands and analyzes the role of government in the economy of Washington State through taxation, spending, and policy setting in the past or present.  
 
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Examples
-Examines how the Legislature levies taxes to create public schools, state parks, and sporting arenas.
-Examines how state laws have improved the economic and living conditions of migrant farm workers through the establishment of a higher minimum wage.
-Examines how tribal councils invest monies from enterprises, such as gaming, into their communities.
-Examines what authority tribal governments have to impose taxes.
Suggested Unit
  • WA—Contemporary Washington State (1980—present)