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Civics Standards

Semester 1 Standards: 
  1. HS.SS.C1.02: I can determine how civic virtue and democratic principles are laid out in founding documents.

  2. HS.SS.C1.03: I will mimic the processes used in government or civic groups to make decisions that impact society. (Legislative Branch) 

  3. HS.SS.C1.04: I can compare and contrast the changes in civil rights and civil liberties in America over time. (Democratic Principles & Constitutional Rights) 

  4. HS.SS.C2.01: I can explain why it is important to fulfill my responsibilities as a citizen. (Linkage)

  5. HS.SS.C2.02: I can compare citizen involvement in the US political system and two other political systems throughout a period of time.

  6. HS.SS.C2.03: I will critique the changes over time of rights and civic ideals as laid out in historical document, laws, executive order, and court rulings. (Historical Documents)

  7. HS.SS.C2.04: I can analyze the responsibilities of citizens.

  8. HS.SS.C2.05: I can compare the rights guaranteed in Arizona Constitution to those in the United States Constitution.

  9. HS.SS.C2.06: I can evaluate the contributions of individuals and groups, including Arizonans, who have played a role in promoting civic and democratic principles.

  10. HS.SS.C3.01: I can determine how the separation of powers and checks and balances were established by the Constitution and have evolved over time.

  11. HS.SS.C3.02: I can compare and contrast the different levels of government, including national, state, local, and tribal governments with other systems of government.

  12. HS.SS.C3.01: I can determine how the separation of powers and checks and balances were established by the Constitution and have evolved over time. (Powers and Responses - Legislative Branch)

  13. HS.SS.C3.02: I can compare and contrast the different levels of government, including national, state, local, and tribal governments with other systems of government. (Function & Structure - Legislative Branch)

  14. HS.SS.C3.03: I can analyze how political parties, interest groups, elections, and the media influence government. (Linkage)

  15. HS.SS.C4.02: I can critique the effectiveness of government policy in terms of intended and unintended consequences.

  16. HS.SS.C4.02: I can critique the effectiveness of government policy in terms of intended and unintended consequences. (Legislative Branch)

  17. HS.SS.C4.03: I can explain how elections are held at different levels of government. (Legislative Branch) 

  18. HS.SS.C4.06: I can evaluate ways to address problems at the local, regional, and global level through self-reflection, planning, and reasoning. (Linkage)

  19. HS.SS.C4.04a: I can analyze the purpose, process, and outcomes of the legislative branch. (Legislative Branch)


Semester 2 Standards:
  1. HS.SS.C1.01: I can explain the significance of civic virtues to a well-functioning constitutional republic.

  2. HS.SS.C1.04: I can compare and contrast the changes in civil rights and civil liberties in America over time. (Constitutional Rights & Human Rights, Civil Rights) 

  3. HS.SS.C2.01: I can explain why it is important to fulfill my responsibilities as a citizen. (Individual Participation)

  4. HS.SS.C2.01: I can explain why it is important to fulfill my responsibilities as a citizen. (Explain importance - Local)

  5. HS.SS.C2.03: I will critique the changes over time of rights and civic ideals as laid out in historical document, laws, executive order, and court rulings. (Executive Branch Actions)

  6. HS.SS.C2.03: I will critique the changes over time of rights and civic ideals as laid out in historical document, laws, executive order, and court rulings. (Court Cases - Judicial Branch) 

  7. HS.SS.C2.03: I will critique the changes over time of rights and civic ideals as laid out in historical document, laws, executive order, and court rulings. (Legislation)

  8. HS.SS.C3.01: I can determine how the separation of powers and checks and balances were established by the Constitution and have evolved over time. (Powers and Responses - Executive Branch)

  9. HS.SS.C3.01: I can determine how the separation of powers and checks and balances were established by the Constitution and have evolved over time. (Powers and Responses - Judicial Branch)

  10. HS.SS.C3.02: I can compare and contrast the different levels of government, including national, state, local, and tribal governments with other systems of government. (Function & Structure - Executive Branch)

  11. HS.SS.C3.02: I can compare and contrast the different levels of government, including national, state, local, and tribal governments with other systems of government. (Function & Structure - Judicial Branch)

  12. HS.SS.C3.02: I can compare and contrast the different levels of government, including national, state, local, and tribal governments with other systems of government. (Analyze the Origins - Local)

  13. HS.SS.C3.04: I can analyze the impact of constitutions, laws, treaties, charters, and agreements on foreign policy. (Executive Branch)

  14. HS.SS.C4.01: I can evaluate multiple procedures for making governmental decisions in all three branches and at the local, state, tribal, national, and international levels in terms of the civic purpose achieved. 

  15. HS.SS.C4.02: I can critique the effectiveness of government policy in terms of intended and unintended consequences. (Executive Branch)

  16. HS.SS.C4.02: I can critique the effectiveness of government policy in terms of intended and unintended consequences. (Judicial Branch)

  17. HS.SS.C4.02: I can critique the effectiveness of government policy in terms of intended and unintended consequences. (Local)

  18. HS.SS.C4.03: I can explain how elections are held at different levels of government. (Executive Branch) 

  19. HS.SS.C4.04b: I can analyze the purpose, process, and outcomes of the executive branch. (Executive Branch) 

  20. HS.SS.C4.04c: I can analyze the purpose, process, and outcomes of the judicial branch. (Judicial Branch)

  21. HS.SS.C4.07: I can apply a range of deliberative and democratic strategies and procedures to make decisions in the classroom, school, and out-of-school civic contexts.


Yearly Standards (taught throughout the school year):
  1. HS.SS.C4.05 (Yearly): I can evaluate ways to address problems at the local, regional, and global level in multiple contexts as they are addressed over time and place. 

  2. HS.SS.G1.01 (Yearly): I can use maps and geographic information to analyze the relationships between places.

  3. HS.RH.04 (Yearly): I will be able to interpret the original intent of Founding Fathers’ writing.

  4. HS.RH.03 (Yearly): I will be able to compare and contrast alternative perspectives on current political issues.

  5. HS.RH.08 (Yearly): I will be able to identify an author’s position and research supporting and opposing evidence.


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