Social Studies - 2019-20

1.13 - People of Virginia

The student will understand that the people of Virginia

a) have state and local government officials who are elected by voters;

b) make contributions to their communities; and

c) include people who have diverse ethnic origins, customs, and traditions and are united as Americans by common principles.


Adopted: 2015

BIG IDEAS

Governments make laws to protect its citizens, their rights, and their property

In a democracy every citizen's vote is important

People are alike and different

There are many things (factors, characteristics) that people have in common

There are many things (factors, characteristics) that make people different from one another


UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD

Communities in Virginia have state and local government officials who are elected by voters.

The people of Virginia contribute to their communities by practicing the responsibilities of good citizens.

The people of Virginia have diverse ethnic origins, customs, and traditions and are united as Americans by common principles and traditions.

ESSENTIALS

Voters in Virginia elect officials to make decisions for them in the state and local governments.

People contribute to their communities by practicing the responsibilities of good citizenship and volunteering to make communities better.

Many Virginians make valuable contributions to their communities.

Communities in Virginia include people of many ethnic origins who come from different places around the world.

People celebrate American holidays and traditions in addition to their own cultural holidays and traditions.

People in Virginia’s communities are united as Americans by common principles and traditions, such as

  • celebrating Independence Day (Fourth of July)
  • pledging allegiance to the flag.


KEY VOCABULARY

Updated: May 25, 2018