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Government and Law

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5.1  Voting and the political process

5.1.1  Identify voter qualifications

   Living in America - Davidson County Community College, North Carolina

   Click on Unit Eighteen - "Civic Participation"

   North Carolina Curriculum Guide

   "Elections and Voting"

   The House I Live In - Craven Community College, North Carolina

   Click on Lesson 2 - "What is American Democracy?"

 

5.1.4  Interpret information about electoral politics and candidates

   North Carolina Curriculum Guide

   "Elections and Voting"

 

5.2  Understand historical and geographical information

5.2.1  Interpret information about U.S. history

   Living in America - Davidson County Community College, North Carolina

   Click on Unit Fifteen - "African American History in the United States"

   North Carolina Curriculum Guide

   "The Colonies"

   North Carolina Curriculum Guide

   "Independence"

   North Carolina Curriculum Guide

   "From Sea to Shining Sea"

   North Carolina Curriculum Guide

   "The Civil War"

   North Carolina Curriculum Guide

   "From Agriculture to Industry"

   North Carolina Curriculum Guide

   "The World Wars"

   North Carolina Curriculum Guide

   "A Shrinking Globe"

   Project NEXT PEACE - Mitchell Community College, North Carolina

   Click on "Civics and U.S. Government"

 

5.2.2  Identify or interpret U.S. historical documents

   Miracosta College ESL Lesson Plans

   EL Civics Government and Law Unit (Intermediate Level)

   Miracosta College ESL Lesson Plans

   EL Civics Government and Law Unit (Advanced Level)

   Project NEXT PEACE - Mitchell Community College, North Carolina

   Click on "Civics and U.S. Government"

   The House I Live In - Craven Community College, North Carolina

   Click on Lesson 2 - "What Is American Democracy?"

 

5.2.3  Interpret information about world history

   Project NEXT PEACE - Mitchell Community College, North Carolina

   Click on "Civics and U.S. Government"

 

5.2.4  Interpret information about U.S. states, cities, geographical features, and points of interest

   North Carolina Curriculum Guide

   "From Sea to Shining Sea"

  The House I Live In - Craven Community College, North Carolina

   Click on Lesson 3 - "Why Should I Become a Citizen?"

 

5.3  Understand an individual's legal rights and responsibilities and procedures for obtaining legal advice

5.3.1  Interpret common laws and ordinances, and legal forms and documents

 

   North Carolina Curriculum Guide

   "Child Safety Seats"

   Talking With the Police and Teacher's Guide for Talking With the Police

   Click on Lesson 1 - "Meet the Police"

   Click on Lesson 9 - "Filing a Complaint"

 

5.3.2  Identify individual legal rights and procedures for obtaining advice

   North Carolina Curriculum Guide

   "The Legal System"

   Talking With the Police and Teacher's Guide for Talking With the Police

   Click on Lesson 8 - "Accused of a Crime"

   "The Boss Can't Do That, Can He?" (A Worker's Rights Curriculum) UMass Labor Extension

   Module 5: "Protection from Discrimination"

   The House I Live In - Craven Community College, North Carolina

   Click on Lesson 2 - "What Is American Democracy?"

   The House I Live In - Craven Community College, North Carolina

   Click on Lesson 4 - "What Does the Law Say?"

 

5.3.3  Interpret basic court procedures

   Living In America - Davidson County Community College, North Carolina

   Click on Unit Four - "The Court System"

   North Carolina Curriculum Guide

   "The Legal System"

   Reading For Life

   "Interpreting a Court Summons"

 

5.3.6  Interpret information or identify requirements for establishing residency and/or obtaining citizenship

   Living In America - Davidson County Community College, North Carolina

   Click on Unit Two - "Citizenship"

   Living In America - Davidson County Community College, North Carolina

   Click on Unit Seventeen - "The Naturalization Process"

   Miracosta College ESL Lesson Plans

   EL Civics Government and Law Unit (Beginning Level)

   Miracosta College ESL Lesson Plans

   EL Civics Government and Law Unit (Intermediate Level)

   Miracosta College ESL Lesson Plans

   EL Civics Government and Law Unit (Advanced Level)

   The House I Live In - Craven Community College, North Carolina

   Click on Lesson 3 - "Why Should I Become a Citizen?"

 

5.3.7  Identify common infractions and crimes, and legal consequences

   Living In America - Davidson County Community College, North Carolina

   Click on Unit Three - "Due Process of Law/Interacting With Police"

   Talking Points Worksheet - "Crime" (Student Worksheet)

      Teaching Suggestions - "Crime"

      TP Homework - "Crime - The Police"

   Talking Points Worksheet - "Missing" (Student Worksheet)

      Teaching Suggestions - "Missing"

      TP Homework - "The Amber Alert System"

   Talking With the Police and Teacher's Guide to Talking With the Police

   Click on Lesson 2: "Traffic Stops" 

 

5.3.8  Identify procedures for reporting a crime

   Talking With the Police and Teacher's Guide to Talking With the Police

   Click on Lesson 5: "Reporting a Crime"

 

5.5  Understand government activities

5.5.2  Interpret information about legislative activities

   North Carolina Curriculum Guide

   "Government Structure"

   Project NEXT PEACE - Mitchell Community College, North Carolina

   Click on "Civics and U.S. Government"

 

5.5.3  Interpret information about judicial activities

   North Carolina Curriculum Guide

   "Government Structure"

   Project NEXT PEACE - Mitchell Community College, North Carolina

   Click on "Civics and U.S. Government"

 

5.5.4  Interpret information about executive activities

   North Carolina Curriculum Guide

   "Government Structure"

   Project NEXT PEACE - Mitchell Community College, North Carolina

   Click on "Civics and U.S. Government"

 

5.6  Understand civic responsibilities and activities

5.6.1  Interpret information about neighborhood or community problems and their solutions

   Talking With the Police and Teacher's Guide to Talking With the Police

   Click on Lesson 6 - "Preventing Crimes"

 

5.6.2  Interpret information about civic organizations and public service groups

   The House I Live In - Craven Community College, North Carolina

   Click on Lesson 10 - "Participating in Your New Community"

 

5.6.3  Interpret civic responsibilities, such as voting, jury duty, taxes

   Living in America - Davidson County Community College, North Carolina

   Click on Unit One - "Rights and Responsibilities"

   The House I Live In - Craven Community College, North Carolina

   Click on Lesson 2 - "What Is American Democracy?"

 

5.7  Understand environmental and science-related issues

5.7.1  Interpret information about environmental issues

   LaRue Environmental Education

   All units

   Talking Points Worksheets - "On Top of the World" (Student Handout)

      Teaching Suggestions - "On Top of the World"

      TP Homework - "On Top of the World - North Pole"

   Talking Points Worksheets

   "Pack It In" Lesson

      TP Homework - "The History of Packaging"

   TEFL.net - Topics Worksheets

   Environment and Pollution

 

5.7.4  Interpret information about new technologies and scientific issues

   Talking Points Worksheets - "Biofuels" (Student Handout)

      Teaching Suggestions - "Biofuels"

      TP Homework - "Are Biofuels the Answer to the Energy Question?"

 

5.8  Understand concepts of economics

5.8.1  Interpret economic information and statistics

   North Carolina Curriculum Guide

   "The Cost of Government"

 

5.8.2  Interpret information on economic issues and trends

   Talking Points Worksheets

   "Recession"

      TP Homework - "Recession versus Depression"