Focus on California: Current Topics
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The Gold Rush Era
Structure of the U.S. Government
Students are discussing the concept that our newly independent country was in need of a form of government. Our founding fathers chose a government FOR the people BY the people, rather than a monarchy.
Students understand that the United States Constitution is a document that lays out the structure of our government. This structure is the 3 branches; Judicial, Legislative and Executive.
California State Government
We will be discussing how the U.S. government and the California government are similar and different. Students will learn why we need government and the role government plays in our daily lives.
California State Symbols
Student will identify and analyze the symbols and the symbolism in our state's various symbols such as our state flag, bird, flower, etc...
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