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     1 -Forms & systems
         of government

     

     

     

     

    Compare different forms
    of government 

    C.3.1

       

     

     

    Compare parliamentary,
    federal, confederal, and
    unitary systems

    C.3.2

     

     

     

    2 - Foundations of
         US Government

           

    Enlightenment ideas

    C.1.1

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    English and colonial
    background

    C.1.2

     

     

     

    English policies and
    responses to colonial
    concerns

    C.1.3

     

     

     

    Analyze the Declaration
    of Independence. 

    C.1.4

     

     

     

    Weaknesses of the Articles
    of Confederation

    C.1.5

     

     

     

    Federalists vs Anti-Federalists

    C.1.8

     

     

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    3 - Anatomy of the
    Constitution

     

     

     

     

    Interpret the Preamble

    C.1.6

     

     

     

    Limits power:
    separation of 
    powers, checks and balances.

    C.1.7

     

     

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    Structure and function of
    three branches

    C.3.3

     

     

     

    Division of powers between the federal and state governments

    C.3.4

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    Amendment process

    C.3.5

     

     

     

    Analyze the processes of the legislative, executive, and judicial branches.

    C.3.8

     

     

     

    4 - Application of
        the Constitution

     

     

     

     

    Federalists vs Anti-Federalists

    C.1.8

    see Unit 2

     

     

    Bill of Rights and other
    amendments

    C.2.4 

     

     

     

    5 - State & Local
    Government

     

     

     

     

    Division of powers between the federal and state governments 

    C.3.4

    see Unit 3

     

     

    Analyze the processes of
    the legislative, executive,
    and judicial branches. 

    C.3.8

    see Unit 3

     

     

    Lawmaking process at the
    local, state, and federal
    levels

    C.3.9

     

     

     

    Compare US and Florida
    constitutions 

    C.3.13

     

     

     

    Local, state, and federal
    governments’ obligations
    and services 

    C.3.14

     

     

     

    6 - Legal System 

     

     

     

     

    Rule of law

    C.1.9

     

     

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    Trial process and
    the role of juries 

    C.2.6

     

     

     

    Sources and types of law
    (civil, criminal,
    constitutional, military) 

    C.3.10

     

     

     

    Levels, functions, and
    powers of courts at the
    state and federal levels 

    C.3.11

     

     

     

    7 - Application of
    the Legal System
     

     

     

     

     

    Constitution safeguards and limits individual rights

    C.2.5

     

     

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    Evaluate constitutional
    rights and their impact

    C.3.6

     

     

     

    Landmark Supreme Court
    cases

    C.3.12

     

     

     

    8 - Citizenship &
    Civic Engagement

     

     

     

     

    Define “citizen,” and identify legal means of becoming a U.S. citizen 

    C.2.1 

     

     

     

    Obligations to obey laws, pay taxes, defend the nation, and serve on juries

    C.2.2

     

     

     

    Responsibilities of citizens
    at the local, state, or
    federal levels 

    C.2.3

     

     

     

    Impact of the 13th, 14th,
    15th,19th, 24th, and 26th
    amendments on participation of minority groups in the American political process

    C.3.7

     

     

     

    Resolve a state/local problem by
    a) researching public

    policy alternatives,
    b) identifying appropriate
    government agencies
    c) determining a course
    of action.

    C.2.12

     

     

     

    9 - Elections

     

     

     

     

    Conduct a mock election

    C.2.7

     

     

     

    Identify political parties,
    and their ideas

    C.2.8

     

     

     

    Evaluate candidates for
    political office

    C.2.9

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    Impact of media, individuals,
    and interest groups

    C.2.10

     

     

     

    Bias, symbolism, propaganda

    C.2.11

     

     

     

    Multiple perspectives on
    public and current issues

    C.2.13

     

     

     

    10 - International Relations

     

     

     

     

    Concepts related to U.S.
    domestic and foreign policy

    C.4.1

     

     

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    Participation in international organizations

    C.4.2

     

     

     

    How US has dealt with
    international conflicts

    C.4.3