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High School Bill of Rights in Action

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Bill of Rights in Action (BRIA) aligned with HSS Standards

Grade 10 | Grade 11 Grade 12| Principles of Economics

Grade Ten — World History, Culture, and Geography: The Modern World

10.1 Students relate the moral and ethical principles in ancient Greek and Roman philosophy, in Judaism, and in Christianity to the development of Western political thought.

BRIA 22.4 — Making a Just Society
BRIA 22.3 — The Rule of Law in Dangerous Times

10.2 Students compare and contrast the Glorious Revolution of England, the American Revolution, and the French Revolution and their enduring effects worldwide on the political expectations for self-government and individual liberty.

BRIA 27:1 
BRIA 25.3 — Revolution and Change
BRIA 23.2 — Rights Reconsidered
BRIA 20.2 — Developments in Democracy

10.3 Students analyze the effects of the Industrial Revolution in England, France, Germany, Japan, and the United States.

BRIA 19.2 — Ideas

10.4 Students analyze patterns of global change in the era of New Imperialism in at least two of the following regions or countries: Africa, Southeast Asia, China, India, Latin America, and the Philippines.

BRIA 21.2 — American Interventions

10.5 Students analyze the causes and course of the First World War.

BRIA 26:4 
BRIA 19.3 — Controversies

10.6 Students analyze the effects of the First World War.

BRIA 25.3 — Revolution and Change 

10.7 Students analyze the rise of totalitarian governments after World War I.

BRIA 26:4
BRIA 25.4 — Reaction and Reform

10.8 Students analyze the causes and consequences of World War II.

10.9 Students analyze the international developments in the post-World World War II world.

BRIA 24.1 — Reform
RIA 22.2 — The Establishment of Religion 
BRIA 19.1 — Eastern Europe

10.10 Students analyze instances of nation-building in the contemporary world in at least two of the following regions or countries: the Middle East, Africa, Mexico and other parts of Latin America, and China.

BRIA 21.2 — American Interventions 
BRIA 20.1 — Culture in Conflict

10.11 Students analyze the integration of countries into the world economy and the information, technological, and communications revolutions (e.g., television, satellites, computers).

Grade Eleven — United States History and Geography: Continuity and Change in the Twentieth Century

11.1 Students analyze the significant events in the founding of the nation and its attempts to realize the philosophy of government described in the Declaration of Independence.

BRIA 27:1 
BRIA 25.2 — Building Democracy 
BRIA 23.3 — Justice

11.2 Students analyze the relationship among the rise of industrialization, large-scale rural-to-urban migration, and massive immigration from Southern and Eastern Europe.

BRIA 24.1 — Reform 
BRIA 23.1 — Free Markets and Antitrust Law   
BRIA 19.2 — Ideas

11.3 Students analyze the role religion played in the founding of America, its lasting moral, social, and political impacts, and issues regarding religious liberty.

11.4 Students trace the rise of the United States to its role as a world power in the twentieth century.

BRIA 24.4 — Reform and Change
BRIA 21.2 — American Interventions

11.5 Students analyze the major political, social, economic, technological, and cultural developments of the 1920s. 

BRIA 24.4 — Reform and Change
BRIA 23.2 — Rights Reconsidered
BRIA 22.2 — The Establishment of Religion  
BRIA 20.2 — Developments in Democracy
BRIA 19.3 — Controversies

11.6 Students analyze the different explanations for the Great Depression and how the New Deal fundamentally changed the role of the federal government.

BRIA 26:3  
BRIA 25.3 — Revolution and Change

11.7 Students analyze America's participation in World War II.

11.8 Students analyze the economic boom and social transformation of post-World War II America.

BRIA 23.2 — Rights Reconsidered

11.9 Students analyze U.S. foreign policy since World War II.
BRIA 26:4  
BRIA 21.2 — American Interventions
BRIA 19.3 — Controversies

11.10 Students analyze the development of federal civil rights and voting rights.
BRIA 23.2 — Rights Reconsidered

11.11 Students analyze the major social problems and domestic policy issues in contemporary American society.

BRIA 26:3  
BRIA 25.4 — Reaction and Reform
BRIA 25.2 — Building Democracy  
BRIA 25.1 — Environmental Issues
BRIA 24.2 — Politics
BRIA 23.4 — Intellectual Property
BRIA 22.4 — Making a Just Society
BRIA 20.2 — Developments in Democracy
BRIA 18.4 — The Environment

Grade Twelve — Principles of American Democracy

12.1 Students explain the fundamental principles and moral values of American democracy as expressed in the U.S. Constitution and other essential documents of American democracy.

BRIA 27.1 
BRIA 25.2 — Building Democracy
BRIA 23.3 — Justice
BRIA 23.1 — Free Markets and Antitrust Law

12.2 Students evaluate and take and defend positions on the scope and limits of rights and obligations as democratic citizens, the relationships among them, and how they are secured.

BRIA 24.4 — Reform and Change 
BRIA 24.1 — Reform  
BRIA 23.4 — Intellectual Property  
BRIA 22.3 — The Rule of Law in Dangerous Times   
BRIA 19.2 — Ideas

12.3 Students evaluate and take and defend positions on what the fundamental values and principles of civil society are (i.e., the autonomous sphere of voluntary personal, social, and economic relations that are not part of government), their interdependence, and the meaning and importance of those values and principles for a free society.

12.4 Students analyze the unique roles and responsibilities of the three branches of government as established by the U.S. Constitution. 

BRIA 25.2 — Building Democracy  
BRIA 22.3 — The Rule of Law in Dangerous Times

12.5 Students summarize landmark U.S. Supreme Court interpretations of the Constitution and its amendments.

BRIA 22.3 — The Rule of Law in Dangerous Times  
BRIA 22.2 — The Establishment of Religion

12.6 Students evaluate issues regarding campaigns for national, state, and local elective offices.

BRIA 24.2 — Politics

12.7 Students analyze and compare the powers and procedures of the national, state, tribal, and local governments.

BRIA 22.4 — Making a Just Society  
BRIA 22.1 — Standards for the Time

12.8 Students evaluate and take and defend positions on the influence of the media on American political life.

BRIA 23.1 — Free Markets and Antitrust Law

12.9 Students analyze the origins, characteristics, and development of different political systems across time, with emphasis on the quest for political democracy, its advances, and its obstacles.

BRIA 26:4 
BRIA 25.4 — Reaction and Reform
BRIA 25.2 — Building Democracy
BRIA 20.1 — Culture in Conflict
BRIA 19.1 — Eastern Europe

12.10 Students formulate questions about and defend their analyses of tensions within our constitutional democracy and the importance of maintaining a balance between the following concepts: majority rule and individual rights; liberty and equality; state and national authority in a federal system; civil disobedience and the rule of law; freedom of the press and the right to a fair trial; the relationship of religion and government.

BRIA 23.3 — Justice

Principles of Economics

12.1 Students understand common economic terms and concepts and economic reasoning.

BRIA 23.4 — Intellectual Property

12.2 Students analyze the elements of America's market economy in a global setting.

BRIA 26:3
BRIA 23.4 — Intellectual Property
BRIA 23.1 — Free Markets and Antitrust Law

12.3 Students analyze the influence of the federal government on the American economy.

BRIA 26:3
BRIA 25.3 — Revolution and Change
BRIA 23.4 — Intellectual Property

12.4 Students analyze the elements of the U.S. labor market in a global setting.

12.5 Students analyze the aggregate economic behavior of the U.S. economy.

12.6 Students analyze issues of international trade and explain how the U.S. economy affects, and is affected by, economic forces beyond the United States's borders.