**Social Studies lessons should include a content standard and a skills standard.

The student will develop the social studies skills responsible citizenship requires, including the ability to: 

1a) examine and interpret primary and secondary source documents; 

1b) create and explain maps, diagrams, tables, charts, graphs, and spreadsheets; 

1c) analyze political cartoons, political advertisements, pictures, and other graphic media; 

1d) distinguish between relevant and irrelevant information; 

1e) review information for accuracy, separating fact from opinion; 

1f) identify a problem, weigh the expected costs and benefits and possible consequences of proposed solutions, and recommend solutions, using a decision-making model; 

1g) formulate an informed, carefully reasoned position on a community issue; 

1h) select and defend positions in writing, discussion, and debate

Quarter 1

Quarter 2

Quarter 3

Quarter 4

Relationship Building
(1 week)

Social Studies Skills
(throughout the course)
CE.1 - Skills of Responsible Citizens

Foundations of the American Government
(3 weeks)
CE.2a - Fundamental Political Principles
CE.2b - Origins of the U.S Constitution
CE.2c - Preamble of the Constitution
CE.2d - Amending the Constitution

American Citizenship
(3 weeks)
CE.3a - Citizenship Process
CE.3b - Rights of Citizens
CE.3c - Duties of Citizenship
CE.3d - Responsibilities of Citizens
CE.3e - Civic and Social Duties

Public Policy
(2 weeks)
CE.9a - Media's impact on public opinion and policy
CE.9b - Individuals and interest groups influence on public policy
CE.9c - Impact of international issues on localities
BENCHMARK ASSESSMENT CUTOFF

Political Process
(4 weeks)
CE.5a - Functions of Political Parties
CE.5b - Similarities and Differences of Political Parties
CE.5c - Role of the Media on Political Campaigns
CE.5d - Role of Campaign Contributions and Costs
CE.5e - Voter registration and participation
CE.5f - Electoral College
CE.5g - Participating in simulated elections

National & Three Branches
(3 weeks)
CE.6a - Structure and powers of the national government
CE.6b - Separation of Powers and Checks and Balances
CE.6c - National lawmaking process
CE.6d - Roles and powers of the Executive Branch

State & Three Branches
(2 weeks)
CE.7a - Structures and powers of the state government
CE.7b - Relationship of state government to the national government
CE.7c - State lawmaking process
CE.7d - Roles and powers of the state executive branch

Local & Three Branches
(2 weeks)
CE.8a - Structures and powers of the local government
CE.8b - Relationship between the local and state governments
CE.8c - Local lawmaking process

Judicial System
(4 weeks)
CE.10a - Organization of the U.S Judicial System
CE.10b - Judicial Review
CE.10c - Civil and Criminal Cases
CE.10d - Due Process Protections

Government and Economics
(3 weeks)
CE.13a - Competition in the Marketplace
CE.13b - Government provided goods and services
CE.13c - Impact of Taxation
CE.13d - Federal Reserve System
CE.13e - Consumer Rights Protection
CE.13f - Forms of Money

Economics 101
(2 weeks)
CE.11a - Economic concepts in the marketplace
CE.11b - Major economic systems
CE.11c - Characteristics of the U.S economy

American Economy
(3 weeks)
CE.12a - Types of Business Organizations
CE.12b - Circular Flow Model
CE.12c - Financial Institutions
CE.12d - State relationship to the global economy

Personal Finance
(1 week)
CE.14 - Personal Finance and Career Opportunities

Review and Assessment for the previous 30 weeks.
(3-6 weeks depending on lost days and SOL schedule)

38 Days 41 Days 52 Days 49 Days
ELL 6-12 Standards