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High School Civics and Government

Civics and Government
 
CCG: Understand the origins, purposes, and functions of U.S. government, including the structure and meaning of the U.S. Constitution.
 
bullet SS.HS.CG.01 Understand the purpose of laws and government, provisions to limit power, and the ability to meet changing needs as essential ideas of the Constitution.
 
bullet SS.HS.CG.01.01 Understand the "supremacy clause" of the U.S. Constitution as a means of resolving conflicts between state and federal law.
 
bullet SS.HS.CG.01.02 Understand the concept of judicial review as a means of resolving conflict over the interpretation of the Constitution and the actions of government.
 
bullet SS.HS.CG.01.03 Understand how to amend the U.S. Constitution and the Oregon Constitution, including how amendments may be introduced, what is required for passage, and how the process accommodates changing needs and the preservation of values and principles.
 
CCG: Understand the organization, responsibilities, and interrelationships of local, state, and federal governments in the United States.
 
bullet SS.HS.CG.02 Understand the interrelationship between local, state, and federal government.
 
bullet SS.HS.CG.02.01 Understand the primary function of federal, state, and local levels of government and how the actions of one influence the workings of the others.
 
bullet SS.HS.CG.02.02 Understand how federalism creates shared and reserved powers at each level of government.
 
CCG: Understand the roles of the three branches of government and explain how their powers are distributed and shared.
 
bullet SS.HS.CG.03 Understand how the branches of government have powers and limitations.
 
bullet SS.HS.CG.03.01 Understand how laws are developed and applied to provide order, set limits, protect basic rights, and promote the common good.
 
bullet SS.HS.CG.03.02 Understand the process by which laws are developed at the federal level, and key differences between how laws are developed at the federal level and in Oregon.
 
bullet SS.HS.CG.03.03 Identify and understand the powers and limits to power of the Presidency.
 
CCG: Understand personal and political rights of citizens in the United States.
 
bullet SS.HS.CG.04 Understand the role of the courts and of the law in protecting the rights of U.S. citizens.
 
bullet SS.HS.CG.04.01 Understand how the Bill of Rights offers protection of individual rights and how rights are limited for the benefit of the common good.
 
bullet SS.HS.CG.04.02 Understand the role of due process in the protection of individuals.
 
bullet SS.HS.CG.04.03 Understand how the rights of citizens have been augmented by case law decisions.
 
CCG: Understand participatory responsibilities of citizens in the community (voluntarism) and in the political process (becoming informed about public issues and candidates, joining political parties/interest groups/associations, communicating with public officials, voting, influencing lawmaking through such processes as petitions/initiatives).
 
bullet SS.HS.CG.05 Understand the civic responsibilities of U.S. citizens and how they are met.
 
bullet SS.HS.CG.05.01 Identify the responsibilities of citizens in the United States and understand what an individual can do to meet these responsibilities.
 
CCG: Understand how government is influenced and changed by support and dissent of individuals, groups, and international organizations.
 
bullet SS.HS.CG.06 Understand how government policies and decisions have been influenced and changed by individuals, groups, and international organizations.
 
bullet SS.HS.CG.06.01 Understand how U.S. political parties have influenced government policy and decisions.
 
bullet SS.HS.CG.06.02 Understand the causes, course, and impact of the civil rights/equal rights movements.
 
bullet SS.HS.CG.06.03 Understand the Constitutional changes that resulted from major events in the 20th century.
 
CCG: Understand how nations interact with each other, how events and issues in other countries can affect citizens in the United States, and how actions and concepts of democracy and individual rights of the United States can affect other peoples and nations.
 
bullet SS.HS.CG.07 Understand the purposes and functions of major international organizations and the role of the United States in them.
 
bullet SS.HS.CG.07.01 Understand and give examples of how international organizations influence policies or decisions.
 
bullet SS.HS.CG.07.02 Understand the purposes and functions of the United Nations, and the role of the United States in the United Nations.
 
bullet SS.HS.CG.07.03 Understand the purpose and function of international humanitarian agencies and special interest advocacy groups, and how the United States interacts with people in other nations through these organizations.
 
CCG: Analyze major political systems of the world.
 
bullet SS.HS.CG.08 Understand how various forms of government function in different situations.
 
bullet SS.HS.CG.08.01 Compare and contrast how various forms of government function in similar and different situations.
 
CCG: Analyze the concepts of political power, authority, conflict, and conflict management.
 
No standards currently exist for this CCG.
 


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