Social Studies Worksheets and Study Guides Fifth Grade. Purposes of Government

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Virginia Standards of Learning

VA.SS.USII. United States History: 1865 to the Present
Skills
USII.1. The student will demonstrate skills for historical thinking, geographical analysis, economic decision making, and responsible citizenship by:
USII.1.i. Identifying the rights and responsibilities of citizenship and the ethical use of material or intellectual property.
VA.SS.CE. Civics and Economics
Skills
CE.2. The student will apply social science skills to understand the foundations of American constitutional government by:
CE.2.a. Explaining the fundamental principles of consent of the governed, limited government, rule of law, democracy, and representative government.
CE.3. The student will apply social science skills to understand citizenship and the rights, duties, and responsibilities of citizens by:
CE.3.c. Describing the duties of citizenship, including obeying the laws, paying taxes, defending the nation, and serving in court.
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.e. Examining the history of and requirements for voter registration, and participating in simulated local, state, and/or national elections.
CE.6. The student will apply social science skills to understand the American constitutional government at the national level by:
CE.6.a. Describing the structure and powers of the national government.
VA.SS.VUS. Virginia and United States History
Skills
VUS.1. The student will demonstrate skills for historical thinking, geographical analysis, economic decision making, and responsible citizenship by:
VUS.1.i. Identifying the rights and responsibilities of citizenship and ethical use of material and intellectual property.
VA.SS.GOVT. Virginia and United States Government
Skills
GOVT.3. The student will apply social science skills to understand the concepts of democracy by:
GOVT.3.a. Recognizing the fundamental worth and dignity of the individual.
GOVT.3.b. Recognizing the equality of all citizens under the law.
GOVT.3.c. Recognizing what defines a citizen and how noncitizens can become citizens.
GOVT.3.d. Recognizing majority rule and minority rights.
GOVT.4. The student will apply social science skills to understand the Constitution of the United States by:
GOVT.4.d. Defining the structure of the national government outlined in Article I, Article II, and Article III.
GOVT.5. The student will apply social science skills to understand the federal system of government described in the Constitution of the United States by:
GOVT.5.a. Evaluating the relationship between the state government and the national government.
GOVT.11. The student will apply social science skills to understand civil liberties and civil rights by:
GOVT.11.d. Investigating and evaluating the balance between individual liberties and the public interest.
GOVT.11.e. Examining how civil liberties and civil rights are protected under the law.
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.15. The student will apply social science skills to understand the role of government in the Virginia and United States economies by:
GOVT.15.c. Investigating and describing the types and purposes of taxation that are used by local, state, and federal governments to pay for services provided by the government.
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.c. Serving as a juror.
GOVT.16.d. Participating in the political process and voting in local, state, and national elections.
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