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Civics Standards

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

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

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

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 HS.SS.C2.03: I will critique the changes over time of rights and civic ideals as laid out in historical document, laws, executive order, and court rulings. (Historical Documents) 

  6. 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. 

  7. 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. 

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

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

  10. 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)

  11. HS.SS.G1.01: I can use maps and geographic information to analyze the relationships between places.


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

  2. 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.

  3. 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) 

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

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

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

  7. HS.SS.C4.05: 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.

  8. HS.SS.G1.01: I can use maps and geographic information to analyze the relationships between places. 


Quarter 3 Standards:
  1. 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) 

  2. 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. 

  3. 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) 

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

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

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

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

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

  9. HS.SS.C4.05: 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. 

  10. 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)

  11. HS.SS.G1.01: I can use maps and geographic information to analyze the relationships between places. 


Quarter 4 Standards:
  1. 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) 

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

  3. 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) 

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

  5. HS.SS.C4.05: 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. 

  6. HS.SS.G1.01: I can use maps and geographic information to analyze the relationships between places. 


Yearly Standards (taught throughout the year):
  1. HS.SS.C1.01: Explain the significance of civic virtues to a well-functioning constitutional republic.

  2. HS.SS.C2.04: Analyze the responsibilities of citizens.

  3. HS.SS.C2.05: Compare the rights guaranteed in Arizona Constitution to those in the United States Constitution.

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

  5. HS.SS.C4.01: 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.

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


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