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8th Grade (SST) Social Studies
Civics Standard

SST-08.C.04 Investigate the role and responsibilities of citizenship in society.


  • SST-08.C.04.1 Explain how citizens can influence government.
  • SST-08.C.04.2 Describe and evaluate the criteria and process for naturalization in the United States.
  • SST-08.C.04.3 Explain how citizens‚Äô personal and civic responsibilities are important to the preservation and improvement of United States constitutional republic.
  • SST-08.C.04.4 Identify bias and evaluate its role in media sources.
  • SST-08.C.04.5 Demonstrate active participation in civic life.

Guiding Practice

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