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Middle School (SST) Social Studies
Civics Standard

SST-MS.C.01 Explain the historical and philosophical foundations of government.


  • SST-MS.C.01.1 Evaluate the thoughts of major political philosophers.
  • SST-MS.C.01.2 Explain the influence of British and colonial history on early America.
  • SST-MS.C.01.3 Evaluate the creation and impact of primary sources on political thought in the United States.

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