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Two Letter AZ
State Arizona
Policy Focus Curriculum Framework
Initiating Entity SEA
Description Arizona’s Academic Content Standards - Social Studies (grade-level standards for K-8, grade-cluster standards for high school) include a strand of standards for civics/government. The goal of the civics strand is for students “to develop the requisite knowledge and skills for informed, responsible participation in public life; to ensure, through instruction, that students understand the essentials, source, and history of the constitutions of the United States and Arizona, American institutions and ideals. Students will understand the foundations, principles, and institutional practices of the United States as a representative democracy and constitutional republic. They will understand the importance of each person as an individual with human and civil rights and our shared heritage in the United States. Students will understand politics, government, and the responsibilities of good citizenship. Citizenship skills include the capacity to influence policies and decisions by clearly communicating interests and the ability to build coalitions through negotiation, compromise, and consensus. In addition, students will learn that the United States influences and is influenced by global interaction.”
Reference Code Arizona’s Academic Content Standards - Social Studies (2005)
Year Passed 2005
Year Implemented
Grade Levels K-12
Additional Notes