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Bundled Rdg Passages for Differentiated Learning: The U.S. Government
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The Concepts of a Republic and Democracy
Lexile Flesch-Kincaid rdg level
1070 8.1 Regular Level
870 6.5 Modified Level
780 6.0 LARGE PRINT VERSION
Answer key included!
Standards based on Georgia, California, Virginia, and New York Government Standards
Purposes of government
The basic purposes of government in the United States are to protect the rights of individuals and to promote the common good. (Taken from: National Standards for Civics and Government) An introduction to the probable consequences of the absence of government
3.12 The student will recognize that Americans are a people of diverse ethnic origins, customs, and traditions, who are united by the basic principles of a republican form of government and respect for individual rights and freedoms.
GOVT.3 The student will demonstrate knowledge of the concepts of democracy by
a) recognizing the fundamental worth and dignity of the individual;
b) recognizing the equality of all citizens under the law;
c) recognizing majority rule and minority rights;
d) recognizing the necessity of compromise;
e) recognizing the freedom of the individual.
examine the ways individuals and groups exert influence on state and local governments