Standard 1: The student will evaluate the roles, rights, and responsibilities of United States citizens and determine methods of active participation in society, government, and the political system.

General Information
Number: SS.8.C.1
Title: The student will evaluate the roles, rights, and responsibilities of United States citizens and determine methods of active participation in society, government, and the political system.
Type: Standard
Subject: Social Studies
Grade: 8
Strand: Civics and Government

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Independent

SS.8.C.1.In.a
Identify ways the Constitution provides for citizenship, such as being born and being naturalized in the United States.
SS.8.C.1.In.b
Identify different views held by colonists on self-government and rights and responsibilities of citizens.
SS.8.C.1.In.c
Identify activities that reflect civic virtue in the lives of citizens from the Colonial period through Reconstruction, such as voting, volunteering, and giving to the poor.
SS.8.C.1.In.d
Identify forms of civic and political participation from the Colonial period through Reconstruction, such as complying with laws and rules, voting, and serving in the government.
SS.8.C.1.In.e
Identify ways citizens benefit from rights provided by the Constitution and Bill of Rights.
SS.8.C.1.In.f
Identify ways amendments to the Constitution have expanded voting rights, such as at first allowing only landowners to vote, then white males, former slaves, and females.

Supported

SS.8.C.1.Su.a
Recognize a way the Constitution provides for citizenship, such as being born or naturalized in the United States.
SS.8.C.1.Su.b
Recognize different views that colonists held about the rights and responsibilities of citizens.
SS.8.C.1.Su.c
Recognize activities that reflect civic virtues in the lives of citizens from the Colonial period through Reconstruction, such as voting and serving in local government.
SS.8.C.1.Su.d
Recognize forms of civic and political participation from the Colonial period through Reconstruction, such as complying with laws and rules and voting.
SS.8.C.1.Su.e
Recognize a way citizens benefit from the rights provided by the Constitution and Bill of Rights.
SS.8.C.1.Su.f
Recognize how amendments to the Constitution expanded voting rights to white males, former slaves, and females.

Participatory

SS.8.C.1.Pa.a
Recognize that people who are born in the United States are citizens.
SS.8.C.1.Pa.b
Recognize a responsibility of citizens, such as keeping informed.
SS.8.C.1.Pa.c
Recognize an activity of citizens that reflects civic virtue, such as voting.
SS.8.C.1.Pa.d
Recognize an activity of citizens that reflects civic virtue, such as voting.
SS.8.C.1.Pa.e
Recognize that the law guarantees individual rights.
SS.8.C.1.Pa.f
Recognize that men and women can vote in the United States.

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Lesson Plan

Bill of Rights and Two Regimes: Witness to War:

In this lesson, students examine and apply the rights and principles found in the United States Bill of Rights to the past, present, and future using primary and secondary sources. This resource helps support Florida’s State K-12 Holocaust Education Mandate.

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