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Bundled Rdg Passages for Differentiated Learning: The U.S. Government
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The American Ideal
Lexile Flesch-Kincaid rdg level
1330 11.5 Regular Level
950 8.3 Modified Level
940 7.9 LARGE PRINT VERSION
Answer key included!
Standards based on Georgia, California, Virginia, and New York Government Standards
SS4CG1 The student will describe the meaning of
a.Natural rights as found in the Declaration of Independence (the right to life,liberty, and the pursuit of happiness).
Basic democratic values (Taken from: National Standards for Civics and Government) The fundamental values of American democracy include an understanding of the following concepts: individual rights to life, liberty, property, and the pursuit of happiness; the public or common good; justice; equality of opportunity; diversity; truth; and patriotism.
The fundamental values and principles of American democracy are expressed in the Declaration of Independence, Preamble to the United States Constitution, Bill of Rights, Pledge of Allegiance
3. Know the histories of important symbols, and 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).
6. Know the songs that express American ideals (e.g., “America the Beautiful,” “The Star Spangled Banner”).
3.11 The student will explain the importance of the basic principles that form the foundation of a republican form of government by
a) describing the individual rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness; and equality under the law;