Tenth Grade Civics & Economics, Competency Goal 5: The learner will explain how the political and legal systems provide a means to balance competing interests and resolve conflicts.
5.01 Students will evaluate the role of debate, consensus, compromise, and negotiation in resolving conflicts.
5.06 Students will analyze roles of individual citizens, political parties, the media, and other interest groups in public policy decisions, dispute resolution, and government action.
Competency Goal 10: The learner will develop, defend, and evaluate positions on issues regarding the personal responsibilities of citizens in the American constitutional democracy.
10.01 Students will explain the distinction between personal and civic responsibilities and the tensions that may arise between them.
10.02 Students will develop, defend, and evaluate positions on issues regarding diversity in American life.
10.05 Students will describe examples of recurring public problems and issues.
10.06 Students will discuss the consequences and/or benefits of the freedom of economic, legal, and political choices.