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SSCG7 - The student will describe how thoughtful and effective participation in civic life is characterized by obeying the law, paying taxes, serving on a jury, participating in the political process, performing public service, registering for military duty, being informed about current issues, and respecting differing opinions.
To know and understand our governmental system, we must know how we have grown as a nation The cultural diversity of the U.S. is perhaps unmatched in modern day and throughout history o People from all walks of life have made their home in the U.S.
As immigrants moved to the U.S., they began to group themselves by language, culture, etc. o Chinatown, Sicilian Mafia Over time, people settled due to location and lifestyle, rather than cultural similarities o Growth of cities and suburbs o Sunbelt
Assignment: Take out a sheet of paper and draw 2 circles o In the inner circle, write down at least 5 details about where Americans live o In the outer circle, write down at least 5 details about what Americans do for work
Early on, many Americans worked as farmers and manufacturers. As technology advanced and people were needed less, the workforce shifted to the service industry. This advance in technology also caused people to live longer o Baby Boom
For many years, U.S. was referred to as a melting pot o Many different ingredients mixed into a large pot Recently, the term mosaic has begun to be used o Many different tiles assembled together to form one whole picture
Would you say that the U.S. is more like a melting pot or a mosaic? o Explain in at least 4-6 sentences.
Having so many different types of people has caused many problems throughout our history o Slavery o Racism/discrimination o Questions about equality Has led to many changes in government, policy, and execution o Civil War Amendments o Civil Rights Act of 1964 o Todays immigration laws in Arizona/Georgia
In the U.S. today, the traditional minority groups are quickly becoming the majority in some states