Symbols and Landmarks, National and Local


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Students understand the role of rules and laws in our daily lives, and the basic structure of the United States Government, in terms of: why we have rules, laws, and the U.S. Constitution; the role of citizenship in promoting rules and laws; and the consequences for violating rules and laws the importance of public virtue and the role of citizens, including how to participate in a classroom,
community and in civic life the stories behind important local and
national landmarks and the essential documents that create a sense
of community among citizens and exemplify cherished ideals (e.g.
the U.S. flag, the bald eagle, the Statue of Liberty, the U.S.
Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Capitol)
the three branches of government (with an emphasis on local
government) how California, the other states, and sovereign tribes
combine to make the nation and participate in the federal system
the lives of American heroes who took risks to secure freedoms
(e.g. biographies of Anne Hutchinson, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas
Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman,
Martin Luther King, Jr.)

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    Grade: 3

    Topics: Civics, American Democracy

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    Beneficiary: Teachers