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I. GOVERNEMENT : CONSTITUTION & THE BILL OF RIGHTS

Demonstrate an understanding of the Constitution's principles and concepts.

VI.. ECONOMICS : FUNDIMENTAL ECONOMIC CONCEPTS

Understand the basic economic concept of scarcity and the resulting choices that societies must make.

II. GOVERNEMENT : THE COURTS

Describe the role of the courts as a major element in the governmental process.

VII. ECONOMICS : COMPARATIVE ECONOMIC SYSTEMS

Identify alternatives to the market system and understand how these systems differ.

III. GOVERNEMENT : LEGISLATURE & EXECUTIVE BRANCHES

Describe the respective powers, roles, and workings of the legislative and executive branches.

Explain the election process and voting behavior.

VIII ECONOMICS: MICROECONOMICS

Understand how supply and demand affect markets.

IV. GOVERNEMENT : FEDERALISM

Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of federalism (division of power among federal, state, and local governments) and key issues related to them.

IX. ECONOMICS : MACROECONOMICS

Understand the fiscal policy of the government including taxation and budget.
Understand monetary policy particularly the role of the Federal Reserve.

V. GOVERNEMENT : CONTEMPORARY ISSUES

Demonstrate an understanding of the responsibilities of citizenship and the importance of the individual as the basis for civil society in a constitutional republic. Analyze a contemporary world issue, relate it to local, state or national affairs, and discuss it from different viewpoints.
X. ECONOMICS : INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC CONCEPTS

Understand international trade, including issues about balance of trade, tariffs, and quotas.
Twelfth Grade Skills Based on Standardized Tests

Understand and interpret opinion polls and campaign ads.
Read supply and demand curves.
Read the stock market page.
Analyze economic data.


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