Analyze the structure, functions, and processes of the legislative, executive, and judicial branches.
Students will examine the processes of the legislative (e.g., how a bill becomes a law, appointment confirmation, committee selection), executive (e.g., executive order, veto, appointments), and judicial (e.g., judicial review, court order, writ of certiorari, summary judgment) branches of government.
Students will compare local, state, and federal lawmakers (city/county commissioners/council members; state legislators [representatives and senators]; and U.S. congressmen/congresswomen [representatives and senators]).
Students will distinguish among ordinances, statutes, and acts on the local, state, and federal levels.
Students will compare and contrast the lawmaking process at the local, state, and federal levels.