WA.1. CIVICS - The student understands and applies knowledge of government, law, politics, and the nation's fundamental documents to make decisions about local, national, and international issues and to demonstrate thoughtful, participatory citizenship.
1.1. Understands key ideals and principles of the United States, including those in the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and other fundamental documents.
1.1.1. IDEALS & PRINCIPLES: Understands the key ideal of rights set forth in Article I of the Washington State Constitution.
1.2. Understands the purposes, organization, and function of governments, laws, and political systems.
1.2.1. STRUCTURE OF GOVERNMENT: Understands that governments are organized into local, state, tribal, and national levels.
1.2.2. FUNCTION OF GOVERNMENT: Understands how and why state and tribal governments make, interpret, and carry out policies, rules, and laws.