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Bundled Rdg Passages for Differentiated Learning: The U.S. Government
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Functions of Government
Lexile Flesch-Kincaid rdg level
1120 8.5 Regular Level
760 6.3 Modified Level
700 5.7 LARGE PRINT VERSION
Answer key included!
Standards based on Georgia, California, Virginia, and New York Government Standards
SS4CG3 The student will describe the functions of government.
a.Explain the process for making and enforcing laws.
1. Explain how the United States and other countries make laws, carry out laws, deter¬mine whether laws have been violated, and punish wrongdoers.
3.4 Students understand the role of rules and laws in our daily lives and the basic structure of the U.S. government.
1. Determine the reasons for rules, laws, and the U.S. Constitution; the role of citizenship in the promotion of rules and laws; and the consequences for people who violate rules and laws.
b.Explain managing conflicts and protecting rights.
c.Describe providing for the defense of the nation.
d.Explain limiting the power of people in authority.
e.Explain the fiscal responsibility of government.
The student will recognize the importance of government in the community, by
a) explaining the purpose of rules and laws;
b) explaining that the basic purposes of government are to make laws, carry out laws, and decide if laws have been broken;
c) explaining that government protects the rights and property of individuals.