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The Law, Politics, and Government; Civics for Grades 6-8
This 8-week, interactive, standards-based course covers most civic focused standards as outlined by the C3 Social Studies State Standards for grades 6-8.
Kristina Rinard, Etc.
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45 minutes per class
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Week 1: The History of Our Government **Examine the origins, purposes, and impact of constitutions, laws, treaties, and international agreements. **Explain the origins, functions, and structure of government with reference to the U.S. Constitution, state constitutions, and selected other systems of government. **Analyze ideas and principles contained in the founding documents of the United States, and explain how they influence the social and political system. Week 2: Dissecting Our...
D2.Civ.1.6-8. Distinguish the powers and responsibilities of citizens, political parties, interest groups, and the media in a variety of governmental and nongovernmental contexts. D2.Civ.2.6-8. Explain specific roles played by citizens (such as voters, jurors, taxpayers, members of the armed forces, petitioners, protesters, and office-holders). D2.Civ.3.6-8. Examine the origins, purposes, and impact of constitutions, laws, treaties, and international agreements. D2.Civ.4.6-8. Explain the powers and limits of the three branches of government, public officials, and bureaucracies at different levels in the United States and in other countries. D2.Civ.5.6-8. Explain the origins, functions, and structure of government with reference to the U.S. Constitution, state constitutions, and selected other systems of government. D2.Civ.6.6-8. Describe the roles of political, civil, and economic organizations in shaping people’s lives. D2.Civ.7.6-8. Apply civic virtues and democratic principles in school and community settings. D2.Civ.8.6-8. Analyze ideas and principles contained in the founding documents of the United States, and explain how they influence the social and political system. D2.Civ.9.6-8. Compare deliberative processes used by a wide variety of groups in various settings. D2.Civ.10.6-8. Explain the relevance of personal interests and perspectives, civic virtues, and democratic principles when people address issues and problems in government and civil society. D2.Civ.11.6-8. Differentiate among procedures for making decisions in the classroom, school, civil society, and local, state, and national government in terms of how civic purposes are intended. D2.Civ.12.6-8. Assess specific rules and laws (both actual and proposed) as means of addressing public problems. D2.Civ.13.6-8. Analyze the purposes, implementation, and consequences of public policies in multiple settings. D2.Civ.14.6-8. Compare historical and contemporary means of changing societies, and promoting the common good.
1 hour 30 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
This class may potentially go into topics that can be sensitive or controversial, given the nature of the subject. Students will be encouraged to think critically, listen respectfully, and respond with opinions backed by information. As the instructor, I will maintain a neutral balance during instruction. In the event a subject arises that dips into current politics and controversy, I encourage families to continue the discussion further among themselves and will share relevant information within the classroom for them to do so. Please note the websites used in this class. Enrollment in the class is considered permission to use these sources.
Kristina Rinard, Etc.
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🇺🇸Lives in the United States
334 total reviews
412 completed classes
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