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CE.2

CE.3

CE.4

CE.5

CE.6

CE.7

CE.8

CE.9

CE.10

CE.11

CE.12

SOL Review

 

SOLpass has great teaching and review activities, including flashcards, for the Civics and Economics SOLs.  It is a password protected site, please let Melissa know if you need the password for your school.

Everyday Civics is owned and operated by the Virginia Department of Education and Prince William County Public Schools.  The site provides a complete set of course lesson plans and sample assessments, along with resource links. 

Permission to use the Study Maps in the Printables column has been kindly granted by Judy W. Ganzert of Henrico Schools.

CE.1

 

The student will develop the social studies skills citizenship requires, including the ability to

a) examine and interpret primary and secondary source documents;

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Library of Congress

 

 

 

Our Documents - 100 Milestone documents in U.S. History

 

 

 

Understanding Primary Sources: Reading a Historical Photograph

 

 

 

Documents for the Study of American History

 

 

 

From Revolution to Reconstruction - Documents (and beyond, continues to 2008)

 

 

 

Primary Sources on the Web

 

 

 

The National Archives

 

 

 

b) create and explain maps, diagrams, tables, charts, graphs, and spreadsheets;

c) analyze political cartoons, political advertisements, pictures, and other graphic media;

d) distinguish between relevant and irrelevant information;

e) review information for accuracy, separating fact from opinion;

f) identify a problem and recommend solutions;

g) select and defend positions in writing, discussion, and debate.

 

 

CE.2

 The student will demonstrate knowledge of the foundations of American constitutional government by

a) explaining the fundamental principles of consent of the governed, limited government, rule of law, democracy, and representative government;

 

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We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution

Principles of Government – online PowerPoint

Foundations of Government Graphic Organizer ***

 

Government WebQuest - researches the American system of government

Foundations of Democracy – online PowerPoint

Study Map: CE.2a

 

Fundamental Principles of Our Government – Rags to Riches activity

 

 

 

CE.2ab: Earlier Documents and Fundamental Principles matching game

 

 

 

CE.2a Fundamental Political Principles of our Government Rags to Riches game

 

 

 

CE.2 Documents Mini quiz

 

 

 

*** Made available from Prince William Network/Virginia Department of Education

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b) explaining the significance of the charters of the Virginia Company of London, the Virginia Declaration of Rights, the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom, and the Constitution of the United States, including the Bill of Rights;

 

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The Virginia Declaration of RightsYale University

Early Documents TP from Kimberly Marshall

The Constitution, Bill of Rights and You *

 

A Voice of Dissent: George Mason

 

Your Rights and Responsibilities *

 

Ben's Guide: Historical Documents

 

Virginia Declaration of Rights - Excerpts ***

 

Ben's Preamble Scramble

 

Distribution of Power in a Confederation ***

 

The Constitution, an Enduring Document

 

Documents Review Organizer  and Answer Key ***

 

The Bill of Rights

 

Study Maps:

 

Top Treasures Gallery: American Treasures of the Library of Congress

 

 

Earlier Documents That Influenced the Constitution – matching activity

 

 

Earlier Documents That Influenced the Constitution - column match

 

 

 

Bill of Rights internet lesson

 

 

 

Bill of Rights BrainPOP movie

 

 

 

U.S. Constitution - War & Peace (internet activity)

 

 

 

U.S. Constitution - Elections and Terms in Office (internet activity)

 

 

 

U.S. Constitution - Founded on Compromise (Internet activity)

 

 

 

U.S. Constitution and Your Rights (Internet activity)

 

 

 

The US Constitution Online: Popular Names of Sections and Clauses

 

 

 

Constitution and Bill of Rights WebQuest

 

 

 

The Constitution of the United States - audio files from the University of Chicago The Law School - on the left click "Socrates", then choose "The Consitution of the United States

 

 

 

What are Your Rights? - WebQuest

 

 

 

CE.2ab: Earlier Documents and Fundamental Principles matching game

     

CE.2a Fundamental Political Principles of our Government Rags to Riches game

     

CE.2 Documents Mini quiz

     

Foundations of Our Constitution - information about each of these founding documents

 

 

 

* Permission to use granted by Michael Muenks, Director of Assessment, Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

*** Made available from Prince William Network/Virginia Department of Education

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c) identifying the purposes for the Constitution of the United States as they are stated in its Preamble.

 

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Our Constitutional Government – Rags to Riches activity

 

Study Map: CE.2c

 

DocumentsQuia quiz

 

 

 

Preamble of the U.S. Constitution internet activity

 

 

 

 

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CE.3

 The student will demonstrate knowledge of citizenship and the rights, duties, and responsibilities of citizens by

a) describing the processes by which an individual becomes a citizen of the United States;

 

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Citizenship - matching and concentration game options

 

Citizenship and Naturalization ***

 

CE.3a Matching and Concentration games

 

Study Map: CE.3a

 

*** Made available from Prince William Network/Virginia Department of Education

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b) describing the First Amendment freedoms of religion, speech, press, assembly, and petition, and the rights guaranteed by due process and equal protection of the laws;

 

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First Amendment Center

 

Citizenship Collage *

 

What Responsibilities Accompany Our Rights?lesson from the Center for Civic Education

 

Is a Good Constitution Enough? ***

 

 

 

First Amendment Freedoms ***

 

 

 

Study Map: CE.3b

 

* Permission to use granted by Michael Muenks, Director of Assessment, Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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c) describing the duties of citizenship, including obeying the laws, paying taxes, defending the nation, and serving in court;

 

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Duties and Responsibilities – column matching

 

Legal Consequences ***

 

 

 

Study Map: CE.3c

 

*** Made available from Prince William Network/Virginia Department of Education

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d) examining the responsibilities of citizenship, including registering and voting, communicating with government officials, participating in political campaigns, keeping informed about current issues, and respecting differing opinions in a diverse society;

 

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Understanding Voting Rates - Wisc-Online Learning Object **

Traits of a Responsible Citizen ***

 

 

Who Votes in America? - Wisc-Online Learning Object **

Study Map: CE.3d

 

** Permission to use granted by Kay Chitwood, Director of Learning Innovations, Director of Wisc-Online Resource Center

*** Made available from Prince William Network/Virginia Department of Education

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e) evaluating how civic and social duties address community needs and serve the public good.

 

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Good Citizen Web Site

 

Study Map: CE.3e

 

Corporation for National and Community Service

 

 

 

 

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CE.4

The student will demonstrate knowledge of personal character traits that facilitate thoughtful and effective participation in civic life by

 

a) practicing trustworthiness and honesty;

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Character Education Trustworthiness from World of Teaching

Study Map: CE.4a,b,c,d,e

 

 

b) practicing courtesy and respect for the rights of others;

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Character Education Respect from World of Teaching

Study Map: CE.4a,b,c,d,e

 

 

c) practicing responsibility, accountability, and self-reliance;

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Character Education Responsibility from World of Teaching

Study Map: CE.4a,b,c,d,e

 

 

d) practicing respect for the law;

e) practicing patriotism.

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Corporation for National and Community Service

 

Study Map: CE.4a,b,c,d,e

 

 

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CE.5

 The student will demonstrate knowledge of the political process at the local, state, and national levels of government by

 

a) describing the functions of political parties;

 

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Political Parties and Elections – matching game

 

Study Map: CE.5a

 

 

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b) comparing the similarities and differences of political parties;

 

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Political Parties, Platforms and Planks

 

Political Parties *

 

   

Semantic Feature Chart ***

 

 

 

Study Map: CE.5b

 

* Permission to use granted by Michael Muenks, Director of Assessment, Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

*** Made available from Prince William Network/Virginia Department of Education

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c) analyzing campaigns for elective office, with emphasis on the role of the media;

 

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TV Attack Ads and the Voter

 

Campaign Techniques Organizer ***

 

 

 

Study Map: CE.5c

 

*** Made available from Prince William Network/Virginia Department of Education

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d) examining the role of campaign contributions and costs;

 

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Federal Election Commission, Campaign Finance Reports– information on campaign finance and PACs

 

How Much?  Political Cartoon ***

 

 

 

Study Map: CE.5d

 

*** Made available from Prince William Network/Virginia Department of Education

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e) describing voter registration and participation;

 

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Virginia State Board of Elections

 

Voter Statistics, Virginia 2000 ***

 

Virginia Voter Registration Form

 

Virginia Voter Registration Application

 

 

 

Study Map: CE.5e

 

*** Made available from Prince William Network/Virginia Department of Education

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f) describing the role of the Electoral College in the election of the President and Vice President.

 

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The Electoral Process

 

Electoral Votes ***

 

 

 

Study Map: CE.5f

 

*** Made available from Prince William Network/Virginia Department of Education

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CE.6

 The student will demonstrate knowledge of the American constitutional government by

a) explaining the relationship of state governments to the national government in the federal system;

 

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National vs. State Government ***

 
   

Levels of Government ***

 

 

 

Study Map: CE.6a

 

*** Made available from Prince William Network/Virginia Department of Education

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b) describing the structure and powers of local, state, and national governments;

 

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The Executive Branch: Powers of the Presidency

Powers of the President – online PowerPoint

Powers Denied to the National and to State Governments ***

 

The Executive Branch: Our Presidency and Cabinet

Branches of the Government - online PowerPoint from Spotsylvania County

Selected Powers of the National, State and Federal Governments ***

 

Virginia Courts in Brief

The Duties of the Three Branches of Government - Wisc-Online Learning Object **

Three Branches of Government ***

 

Government and the Economy – matching

Three Branches of Government - Quiz ***

 

Branches of GovernmentQuia quiz

 

The Virginia Legislative Branch ***

 

Legislative Branch SOL review - Battleship game

 

Legislative Branch Organizer and Word Bank ***

 

Legislative Branch online activities

 

Three Branches of State Government ***

 

Tour the Supreme Court

 

The Big Picture - a description of the branches of Virginia government ***

 

Three Branches of Government Rags to Riches game

 

Organization of the State Government ***

 

 

 

No Vehicles in the Park and Lincoln Park Map are used to simulate a local Board of Supervisors meeting ***

 

 

 

Study Maps:

 

** Permission to use granted by Kay Chitwood, Director of Learning Innovations, Director of Wisc-Online Resource Center

*** Made available from Prince William Network/Virginia Department of Education

 

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c) explaining the principle of separation of powers and the operation of checks and balances;

 

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U.S. Constitution Power Grab Game

The Separation of Powers – online PowerPoint

Checks and Balances *

 

Legislative Branch online quiz

The Duties of the Three Branches of Government -Wisc-Online Learning Object **

Balances of Powers from teAchnology

 

Checks and Balances - Rags to Riches activity

Study Map: CE.6c

 

* Permission to use granted by Michael Muenks, Director of Assessment, Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

** Permission to use granted by Kay Chitwood, Director of Learning Innovations, Director of Wisc-Online Resource Center

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d) identifying the procedures for amending the Constitution of the United States.

 

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Government WebQuest - as a reporter, follow a proposed bill as it travels the halls of Congress

Amendments to the U.S. Constitution  - Wisc-Online "learning object" **

Study Map: CE.6d

 

Create a New Amendment - lesson plan

 

 

 

** Permission to use granted by Kay Chitwood, Director of Learning Innovations, Director of Wisc-Online Resource Center

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CE.7

The student will demonstrate knowledge of how public policy is made at the local, state, and national levels of government by

a) explaining the lawmaking process;

 

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Build-a-Bill

 How a Bill Becomes a Law - Wisc-Online Learning object **

Congressional Workload  Table and  Chart ***

How a Bill Becomes a Law

Ben's Guide - How Laws are Made

 

Laws - Who Needs Them? (from the VA legislature) ***

 

How a Bill Becomes a Law - put the steps in order activity

 

Study Map: CE.7a

 

Government WebQuest - includes some good links on the billmaking process

 

 

 

How a Bill Becomes a Law (cartoon depiction from the state of Washington)

 

 

 

** Permission to use granted by Kay Chitwood, Director of Learning Innovations, Director of Wisc-Online Resource Center

*** Made available from Prince William Network/Virginia Department of Education

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b) describing the roles and powers of the executive branch;

 

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Executive Branch Structure ***

 
   

Duties and Actions of the Executive Branch ***

 
   

State of the Union Address ***

 
   

Executive Branch Review ***

 

 

 

Study Map: CE.7b

 

*** Made available from Prince William Network/Virginia Department of Education

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c) examining the impact of the media on public opinion and public policy;

 

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Election Day Cartoon and  Cartoon Analysis Worksheet ***

 

 

 

Study Map: CE.7c

 

*** Made available from Prince William Network/Virginia Department of Education

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d) describing how individuals and interest groups influence public policy.

 

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League of Women Voters

Understanding Voting Rates - Wisc-Online Learning object **

Election Day Project Description ***

 

Public Agenda

Who Votes in America? - Wisc-Online Learning object **

Study Map: CE.7d

 

Project Vote Smart

 

 

 

Rock the Vote

     

** Permission to use granted by Kay Chitwood, Director of Learning Innovations, Director of Wisc-Online Resource Center

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CE.8

The student will demonstrate knowledge of the judicial systems established by the Constitution of Virginia and the Constitution of the United States by

a) describing the organization and jurisdiction of federal and state courts;

 

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Understanding the Federal Courts

The Courts - posted with permission of Terry LaRocco of Salem City Schools

Federal Court Structure ***

 

U.S. Courts

About U.S. Courts ***

 

Federal and State Courts Quiz

 

About U.S. Courts Study Guide ***

 

State Courts Quiz

 

Federal Courts ***

 

Federal Courts Cloze

 

U.S. District Court - Eastern Virginia ***

 

Federal and State Courts Flashcards

 

Virginia Courts in Brief ***

 

   

Virginia Courts in Brief Study Guide ***

 

 

 

Study Maps:

 

*** Made available from Prince William Network/Virginia Department of Education

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b) describing the exercise of judicial review;

 

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The Madison Era: Judicial Review: Marbury vs. Madison

 

Anticipation Guide - Judicial Review ***

 

   

Judicial Review ***

 
   

Marbury vs. Madison *** Includes facts of the case

 
   

Brief a Case *** to be filled out as the class reviews the Marbury vs Madison case

 
   

Judicial Branch Review ***

 

 

 

Study Map: CE.8b

 

*** Made available from Prince William Network/Virginia Department of Education

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c) explaining court proceedings in civil and criminal cases;

 

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Civil and Criminal Cases ***

 

   

When a Person is Accused of a Felony ***

 
   

Civil and Juvenile Case Vocabulary List ***

 
   

Pro Se Court Script ***

 

 

 

Study Map: CE.8c

 

*** Made available from Prince William Network/Virginia Department of Education

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d) explaining how due process protections seek to ensure justice.

 

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In re Gault ***

 

*** Made available from Prince William Network/Virginia Department of Education

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CE.9

The student will demonstrate knowledge of how economic decisions are made in the marketplace by

a) applying the concepts of scarcity, resources, choice, opportunity cost, price, incentives, supply and demand, production, and consumption;

 

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Fill 'er Uplesson on supply and demand from EconEdLink

 

Study Maps:

 

Economic Terms – word search

 

 

CE.9a Miniquiz

 

 

Economics Fling the Teacher

     

 

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b) comparing the differences among free market, command, and mixed economies;

 

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Study Map: CE.9b

 

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c) describing the characteristics of the United States economy, including free markets, private property, profit, and competition.

 

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Study Map: CE.9c

 

 

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CE.10

The student will demonstrate knowledge of the structure and operation of the United States economy by

a) describing the types of business organizations and the role of entrepreneurship;

 

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CE.10 Millionaire Game – (Rags to Riches)

The US Economy (structure and operation) - posted with permission of Terry LaRocco of Salem City Schools

Study Map: CE.10a

 

 

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b) explaining the circular flow that shows how consumers (households), businesses (producers), and markets interact;

 

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Study Map: CE.10b

 

 

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c) explaining how financial institutions encourage saving and investing;

 

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How Banks Work

 

Study Map: CE.10c

 

 

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d) examining the relationship of Virginia and the United States to the global economy, with emphasis on the impact of technological innovations.

 

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The Role of Government in the US Economy - posted with permission of Terry LaRocco of Salem City Schools

Study Map: CE.10d

 

 

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CE.11

The student will demonstrate knowledge of the role of government in the United States economy by

a) examining competition in the marketplace;

 

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Study Map: CE.11a

 

 

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b) explaining the creation of public goods and services;

 

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Study Map: CE.11b

 

 

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c) describing the impact of taxation, including an understanding of the reasons for the 16th amendment, spending, and borrowing;

 

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Study Map: CE.11c

 

 

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d) explaining how the Federal Reserve System regulates the money supply;

 

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The Federal Reserve System - Wisc-Online learning object

Study Map: CE.11d

 

 

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e) describing the protection of consumer rights and property rights.

 

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Study Map: CE.11e

 

 

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CE.12

 The student will demonstrate knowledge of career opportunities by

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a) identifying talents, interests, and aspirations that influence career choice;

 

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Career Interests Game – from the University of  Missouri Career Center, allows students to match interests and skills with careers

Careers - posted with permission of Terry LaRocco of Salem City Schools

 

 

My Future – students can take the “Work Interest” quiz to match interests with careers; sponsored by the armed forces (careers show both military and civilian options)

 

 

 

What Do You Like? - Explore Career information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

 

 

 

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b) identifying attitudes and behaviors that strengthen the individual work ethic and promote career success;

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c) identifying skills and education that careers require;

 

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Occupational Outlook Handbook – (Bureau of Labor Statistics) students can research training and education requirements, earnings, expected job prospects, duties and working conditions for hundreds of jobs

 

 

 

 

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d) examining the impact of technological change on career opportunities.

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SOL Review

 

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Quia Civics – links from Rockingham County

SOL Review – Online PowerPoint from Spotsylvania County

Civics Study Maps from Henrico Schools

 

The Civics Institute – “Improving Civics Education for Our Future”

Civics and Economics Review TP  - 20 questions compiled from another state's released tests

 

 

Civic SOL Review – SOL reviews and review links from Spotsylvania County

NEW!!

Civics and Economics Spring 2007 Released SOL TP

 

 

Explore Your Knowledge

Civics and Economics Question Bank for use with TestingPoint and TurningPoint.  Please see me for installation of these programs, and instruction on how to use them. (You must use Firefox to download this resource correctly.  Internet Explorer will not download the file in the correct format.)

 

 

SOLPass

 

 

Civics Review online quiz, 50 questions

 

 

SOL Review Questions, Civics and Economics

 

 

Dare to Compare Civics questions - students take 10 question quiz and can compare their results to students around the world.  Currently there are only 14 questions in the database

 

 

The following pages are Quia "directories" from Henrico County with lots of activities than can be used for review:

C&E Reporting Category 5, 6 TP - (CE.10a, c; CE.11a, b, c) created by Jason Baldwin

 

 

Civics Review Resources from Rockingham County

 

 

 

Civics 25-question review

 

 

 

Shenandoah Quia pages:

 

 

 

Civics SOL Review (Spotsylvania)

 

 

 

Quia VA Civics/Economics Vocabulary Activities:

 

 

 

Civics Game Room

 

 

 

Civics/Economics Flashcard Exchange (select the questions and choose "Study" from the drop-down list at the bottom

 

 

 

Moody Civics Review (Quia)

 

 

 

Influencing Government interactive quiz from Roanoke County Public Schools

     

 

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General Resources

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