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Government

Priority Standards

HS.1 Analyze the impact of constitutional amendments on groups, individuals, institutions, national order.

HS.2 Describe core elements of early governments that are evident in United States government structure.

HS.4 Examine institutions, functions and processes of the United States government.

HS.7 Analyze political parties, interest and community groups, and mass media and how they influence the beliefs and behaviors of individuals, and local, state, and national constituencies.

HS.9 Examine and evaluate documents related to the Constitution and Supreme Court decisions (such as Declaration of Independence, Federalist Papers, Anti-Federalist Papers, the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and Constitutional amendments).

HS.10 Explain the roles and responsibilities of active members of a democracy and the role of individuals, social movements, and governments in various current events.

HS.11 Examine the pluralistic realities of society recognizing issues of equity and evaluating the need for change.

HS.12 Examine the power of government and evaluate the reasoning and impact of Supreme Court decisions on the rights of individuals and groups (for example, Marbury v. Madison, Roe v. Wade, D.C. v. Heller, Loving v. Virginia, Plessy v. Ferguson, Obergefell v. Hodges, Brown v. Board, Cherokee Nation v. Georgia, Reed v. Reed, Oregon Employment Division vs. Smith, Korematsu v. US, Dartmouth v. Woodward, Mendez v. Westminster, etc.).

HS.58 Examine and evaluate the origins of fundamental political debates and how conflict, compromise, and cooperation have shaped unity and diversity in world, U.S., and Oregon history.

HS.62 Identify historical and current events, issues, and problems when national and/or global interests are/have been in conflict, and provide analysis from multiple perspectives.

Adopted Textbooks

The Challenge of Democracy textbook cover

The Challenge of Democracy, 14th Edition 2017 Cengage

United States Government textbook cover

United States Government: Our Democracy, McGraw Hill

Common Supplementary Materials

iCivics