Social Studies - 2019-20

CE.8c - Lawmaking Process at the Local Level

The student will apply social science skills to understand the American constitutional government at the local level by

c) explaining and/or simulating the lawmaking process.



Adopted: 2015

BIG IDEAS

UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD

Counties, cities, and towns adopt and enforce ordinances to provide services for their residents.

Citizens learn the lawmaking process and influence public policy through direct participation and/or simulation.

The lawmaking process requires collaboration and compromise.


ESSENTIALS

An elected board of supervisors is responsible for passing laws (ordinances) in counties.

An elected council is the local legislative body in independent cities and incorporated towns.

Individuals can have the greatest influence on the decisions made by local government officials by communicating their opinions and preferences to those officials.


KEY VOCABULARY

Updated: May 16, 2018