Delaware Standards for Social Studies — Grade 11

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Students will analyze the ways in which the structure and purposes of different governments around the world reflect differing ideologies, cultures, values, and histories.


Students will examine and analyze the extra-Constitutional role that political parties play in American politics


Students will understand that the functioning of the American government is a dynamic process which combines the formal balances of power incorporated in the Constitution with traditions, precedents, and interpretations which have evolved over time


Students will understand that citizens are individually responsible for keeping themselves informed about public policy issues on the local, state, and federal levels; participating in the civic process; and upholding the laws of the land.


Students will develop and employ the skills necessary to work with government programs and agencies.


Students will understand the process of working within a political party, a commission engaged in examining public policy, or a citizen's group.


Students will demonstrate how economic choices are made in a market economy in which markets and the actions of the government influence the production and distribution of goods and services.


Students will develop an understanding of how economies function as a whole, including the causes and effects of inflation, unemployment, business cycles, and monetary and fiscal policies.


Students will analyze and evaluate how the selection of broad social goals influences the quality of life of citizens living in a wide range of economic systems.