Virginia Standards of Learning
VA.SS.CE. Civics and Economics
CE.1. The student will demonstrate skills for historical thinking, geographical analysis, economic decision making, and responsible citizenship by:
CE.1.f. Determining multiple cause-and-effect relationships that impact political and economic events.
CE.3. The student will apply social science skills to understand citizenship and the rights, duties, and responsibilities of citizens by:
CE.3.d. Examining the responsibilities of citizenship, including registering and voting, communicating with government officials, participating in political campaigns, keeping informed about current issues, and respecting differing opinions in a diverse society.
CE.3.e. Evaluating how civic and social duties address community needs and serve the public good.
CE.5. The student will apply social science skills to understand the political process at the local, state, and national levels of government by:
CE.5.a. Describing the functions of political parties.
CE.5.b. Comparing and contrasting political parties.
CE.5.c. Analyzing campaigns for elective office, with emphasis on the role of the media.
CE.5.d. Evaluating and explaining the role of campaign contributions and costs.
CE.5.e. Examining the history of and requirements for voter registration, and participating in simulated local, state, and/or national elections.
CE.5.f. Describing the role of the Electoral College in the election of the president and vice president.
VA.SS.GOVT. Virginia and United States Government
GOVT.6. The student will apply social science skills to understand local, state, and national elections by:
GOVT.6.a. Describing the nomination and election process, including the organization and evolving role of political parties.
GOVT.6.b. Examining campaign funding and spending, including the impact of Supreme Court decisions, the nationalization of campaign financing, and the role of issue groups.
GOVT.13. The student will apply social science skills to understand how world governments and economies compare and contrast with the government and the economy in the United States by:
GOVT.13.c. Comparing and contrasting the extent of participation in the political process.
GOVT.16. The student will apply social science skills to understand that in a democratic republic, thoughtful and effective participation in civic life is characterized by:
GOVT.16.d. Participating in the political process and voting in local, state, and national elections.