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 Unit One - Intro to Civics
 Unit Two - Political Parties / Voting

 Unit Three - Early Documents

 Unit Four - Articles of Confederation/Constitution

 Unit Five - Legislative Branch

 Unit Six - Executive Branch

 Unit Seven - Judicial Branch
 Unit Eight - Economics

 Unit Nine - American Economics

 Unit Ten - The Role of Government

 

 


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Unit One - Intro to Civics

CE.2a - Fundamental political principals

(Consent of the governed; limited government; rule of law; democracy; representative government)

 

CE.3a - The processes by which an individual becomes a citizen of the United States

CE.3c - Duties of responsible citizens

CE.3d - Responsibilities of citizenship

CE.3e - Evaluating how civic and social duties address community needs and serve the public good

CE.4a,b,c,d,e - Personal traits of good citizens

 

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Unit Two - Political Parties/Voting

CE.5a - Functions of political parties

CE.5b - Similarities and differences of political parties

CE.5c - Analyzing campaigns for elective office and the role of the media

CE.5d - The role of campaign contributions and costs

CE.5e - Voter registration and participation

CE.7c - The impact of the media on public opinion and public policy

 

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Unit Three - Early Documents

CE.2b-1 - Influence of earlier documents on the Constitution  (Charters of the Virginia Company of London; the Virginia Declaration of Rights; Declaration of Independence)

 

CE.2b-2 - Significance of historical documents

                 (Articles of Confederation; Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom; Constitution; Bill of Rights)

 

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Unit Four - Articles of Confederation/Constitution

CE.2a - Fundamental political principals

(Consent of the governed; limited government; rule of law; democracy; representative government)

 

CE.2b-2 - Significance of historical documents

                 (Articles of Confederation; Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom; Constitution; Bill of Rights)

CE.2c - Goals of the Constitution as set forth by the Preamble

CE.3b - 1st Amendment Freedoms; 14th Amendment protection of fundamental rights and freedoms

CE.6a - The federal system; the relationship of state governments to the national government

CE.6c - Separation of powers and Checks and Balances

CE.6d - Amending the Constitution of the United States

 

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Unit Five -Legislative Branch

CE.6b-1 - The structure of local government

CE.6b-2 - The structure of Virginia’s government

CE.6b-3 - The structure of national government

CE.6c - Separation of powers and Checks and Balances

CE.7a - The lawmaking process

CE.7b - Ways the executive branch influences policymaking

CE.7c - The impact of the media on public opinion and public policy

CE.7d - How individuals and interest groups influence public policy

 

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Unit Six -Executive Branch

CE.5f - Similarities and differences of political parties

CE.6b-1 - The structure of local government

CE.6b-2 - The structure of Virginia’s government

CE.6b-3 - The structure of national government

CE.6c - Separation of powers and Checks and Balances

CE.7b - The roles and powers of the executive branch

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Unit Seven - Judicial Branch

CE.3b - 1st Amendment Freedoms; 14th Amendment protection of fundamental rights and freedoms

CE.6b-1 - The structure of local government

CE.6b-2 - The structure of Virginia’s government

CE.6b-3 - The structure of national government

CE.8a-1- Virginia’s court system

CE.8a-2 - United States court system

CE.8b - Judicial Review

CE.8c - Court proceedings in civil and criminal cases

 

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Unit Eight - Economics

CE.9a-1 - Major economic terms (scarcity; resources, choices, opportunity cost, price)

CE.9a-2- Major economic terms (scarcity; incentives, supply, demand, production, consumption)

CE.9b - Major economic systems (free market; command, mixed)

 

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Unit Nine - American Economy

CE.9c - Characteristics of the United States economy

CE.10a - Types of business organizations and the role of entrepreneurship

CE.10b - Circular flow; how consumers, businesses, and markets interact

CE.10c - How financial institutions encourage saving and investing

CE.10d - The relationship of Virginia and the US to the global economy & technological innovations

CE.12 - Career opportunities

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Unit Ten - The Role of Government

 

CE.11a - Competition in the marketplace

CE.11b - The creation of goods and services

CE.11c - Impact of taxation, spending and borrowing

CE.11d - How the Federal Reserve regulates the money supply

CE.11e - The protection of consumer rights and property rights

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