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Virginia Standards for Seventh Grade Social Studies

VA.CE. Civics and Economics

CE.1. The student will develop the social studies skills responsible citizenship requires, including the ability to

CE.1.a) examine and interpret primary and secondary source documents.
CE.1.d) distinguish between relevant and irrelevant information.
CE.1.f) identify a problem, weigh the expected costs and benefits and possible consequences of proposed solutions, and recommend solutions, using a decision-making model.

CE.10. The student will demonstrate knowledge of the judicial systems established by the Constitution of Virginia and the Constitution of the United States by

CE.10.a) describing the organization of the United States judicial system as consisting of state and federal courts with original and appellate jurisdiction.
CE.10.d) explaining how due process protections seek to ensure justice.

CE.11. The student will demonstrate knowledge of how economic decisions are made in the marketplace by

CE.11.a) applying the concepts of scarcity, resources, choice, opportunity cost, price, incentives, supply and demand, production, and consumption.
CE.11.b) comparing the differences among traditional, free market, command, and mixed economies.
CE.11.c) describing the characteristics of the United States economy, including limited government, private property, profit, and competition.

CE.12. The student will demonstrate knowledge of the structure and operation of the United States economy by

CE.12.a) describing the types of business organizations and the role of entrepreneurship.
CE.12.c) explaining how financial institutions channel funds from savers to borrowers.

CE.13. The student will demonstrate knowledge of the role of government in the United States economy by

CE.13.b) explaining how government provides certain goods and services.
CE.13.c) describing the impact of taxation, including an understanding of the reasons for the 16th Amendment, spending, and borrowing.
CE.13.e) describing the protection of consumer rights and property rights.

CE.14. The student will demonstrate knowledge of personal finance and career opportunities by

CE.14.e) describing the importance of education to lifelong personal finances.
CE.14.f) examining the financial responsibilities of citizenship, including evaluating common forms of credit, savings, investments, purchases, contractual agreements, warranties, and guarantees.

CE.2. The student will demonstrate knowledge of 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.2.b) explaining the significance of the charters of the Virginia Company of London, the Virginia Declaration of Rights, the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom, and the Constitution of the United States, including the Bill of Rights.
CE.2.c) identifying the purposes for the Constitution of the United States as stated in its Preamble.
CE.2.d) identifying the procedures for amending the Constitution of Virginia and the Constitution of the United States.

CE.3. The student will demonstrate knowledge of citizenship and the rights, duties, and responsibilities of citizens by

CE.3.b) describing the First Amendment freedoms of religion, speech, press, assembly, and petition, and the rights guaranteed by due process and equal protection of the laws.

CE.5. The student will demonstrate knowledge of 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 the similarities and differences of political parties.

CE.6. The student will demonstrate knowledge of the American constitutional government at the national level by

CE.6.d) describing the roles and powers of the executive branch.

CE.7. The student will demonstrate knowledge of the American constitutional government at the state level by

CE.7.b) explaining the relationship of state governments to the national government in the federal system.
CE.7.d) describing the roles and powers of the executive branch and regulatory boards.

CE.8. The student will demonstrate knowledge of the American constitutional government at the local level by

CE.8.b) explaining the relationship of local government to the state government.

CE.9. The student will demonstrate knowledge of how public policy is made at the local, state, and national levels of government by

CE.9.b) describing how individuals and interest groups influence public policy.

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