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8th Grade Civics and Government

 
CCG: Understand the origins, purposes, and functions of U.S. government, including the structure and meaning of the U.S. Constitution.
 
bullet SS.08.CG.01 Understand the purposes of government as stated in the Constitution and the specific provisions that limit the power of government in order to protect the rights of individuals.
 
bullet SS.08.CG.01.01 Distinguish the purposes of government as stated in the Preamble.
 
bullet SS.08.CG.01.02 Understand how the power of government is limited in the United States.
 
bullet SS.08.CG.01.03 Recognize the provisions of the Bill of Rights (Amendments 1-10) that protect individual rights.
 
CCG: Understand the organization, responsibilities, and interrelationships of local, state, and federal governments in the United States.
 
bullet SS.08.CG.02 Identify and distinguish how powers and responsibilities are distributed and balanced among the federal, state, and local levels.
 
bullet SS.08.CG.02.01 Identify the power or responsibility of each level of government.
 
bullet SS.08.CG.02.02 Understand how laws are made and enforced at the federal, state, and local levels.
 
CCG: Understand the roles of the three branches of government and explain how their powers are distributed and shared.
 
bullet SS.08.CG.03 Understand the powers of each branch of government as stated in the Constitution.
 
bullet SS.08.CG.03.01 Understand the basic idea of checks and balances of each branch of the federal government.
 
bullet SS.08.CG.03.02 Identify the legislative, executive, and judicial institutions at each level of government.
 
bullet SS.08.CG.03.03 Understand the powers and responsibilities of the executive branch of government.
 
bullet SS.08.CG.03.04 Understand how courts are organized by level and jurisdiction, and that law is divided into Constitutional Law, criminal law, and civil law.
 
CCG: Understand personal and political rights of citizens in the United States.
 
bullet SS.08.CG.04 Understand citizens' rights and how the Constitution protects those rights.
 
bullet SS.08.CG.04.01 Identify and understand the rights of citizens guaranteed under the Bill of Rights.
 
CCG: Understand participatory responsibilities of citizens in the community (voluntarism) and in the political process (becoming informed about public issues and candidates, joining political parties/interest groups/associations, communicating with public officials, voting, influencing lawmaking through such processes as petitions/initiatives).
 
bullet SS.08.CG.05 Understand how citizens can make their voices heard in the political process.
 
bullet SS.08.CG.05.01 Identify and give examples of ways that citizens can let their opinions be known in the political process.
 
CCG: Understand how government is influenced and changed by support and dissent of individuals, groups, and international organizations.
 
bullet SS.08.CG.06 Identify and give examples of how groups and organizations can influence the actions of government.
 
bullet SS.08.CG.06.01 Identify and give examples of how groups and organizations can influence government policy or decisions and describe how these actions can lead to such influence.
 
CCG: Understand how nations interact with each other, how events and issues in other countries can affect citizens in the United States, and how actions and concepts of democracy and individual rights of the United States can affect other peoples and nations.
 
bullet SS.08.CG.07 Understand how actions of the U.S. government affect citizens of both the United States and other countries.
 
bullet SS.08.CG.07.01 Know how the U.S. government affects citizens of other countries.
 
bullet SS.08.CG.07.02 Know how U.S. government actions with other nations affect citizens of the United States.
 
CCG: Analyze major political systems of the world.
 
bullet SS.08.CG.08 Understand various forms of government.
 
bullet SS.08.CG.08.01 Compare and contrast various forms of government to the United States' government.
 
CCG: Analyze the concepts of political power, authority, conflict, and conflict management.
 
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