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Chapter 10: Government for All of Us: Teacher Information

Chapter 10: Government for All of Us: Teacher Information

Enduring Understanding:

  1. Arizona follows rules and laws set by the U.S. government, state government and local government.
  2. Governments protect rights and in return, people are asked to be good citizens.

Essential Questions:

Why is the declaration of independence important?
How are the jobs of the president of the United States and the governor of Arizona alike?
Why is everyone in Arizona affected by decisions of the state legislature?
How are county and municipal services alike and different?
How do taxes pay for services?
Why would someone want to run for office?
Why is volunteering important?

Standards:

Strand 3 Concept 1 PO1 PO2
Strand 3 Concept 2 PO1 PO2
Strand 3 Concept 3 PO1 PO2 PO3
Strand 3 Concept 4 PO1 PO2 PO3
Strand 5 Concept 2 PO2

Performance Objectives:

  • Students will be able to describe state and national symbols and monuments that represent American democracy and values.
  • Students will be able to identify the rights and freedoms supported by the following documents.
  • Students will be able to describe the three branches of state and national government.
  • Students will be able to describe different levels of government (e.g., local, tribal, state, national).
  • Students will be able to describe the responsibilities of state government (e.g., making laws, enforcing laws, collecting taxes).
  • Students will be able to describe the responsibilities (e.g., determining land use, enforcing laws, and overlapping responsibilities with state government) of the local government.
  • Students will be able to describe the possible consequences of violating laws.
  • Students will be able to discuss ways an individual can contribute to a school or community.
  • Students will be able to identify character (e.g., responsibility, respect, perseverance, loyalty, integrity, involvement, justice and tolerance) that are important to the preservation and improvement of democracy.
  • Students will be able to describe the importance of citizens being actively involved in the democratic process (e.g., voting, campaigning, civil and community service, volunteering, jury duty).
  • Students will be able to describe why (e.g., schools, fire, police, libraries) state and local governments collect taxes.