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Social Studies
 
  Grade Level:   8  
  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 Analyzes how a position on an issue attempts to balance individual rights and the common good.  
 
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Examples
-Takes a position on federal immigration policy that attempts to balance human rights with national security.
-Takes a position on government surveillance that attempts to preserve individual privacy while maintaining national security.
Suggested Unit
  • U.S.—Looking Forward