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SS.7.C.4.1 - Understanding U.S. Domestic & Foreign Policy

What You Need to Know:

Student Reading Review for SS.7.C.4.1

Differentiate concepts related to U.S. domestic and foreign policy.

Overview:

Benchmark Clarifications:

  • Students will recognize the difference between domestic and foreign policy. Read more!
  • Students will identify issues that relate to U.S. domestic and foreign policy. Read more!
  • Students will analyze the domestic implications of U.S. domestic and foreign policy. Read more!
  • Students will identify the goals and objectives of U.S. domestic and foreign policy. Read more!
  • Students will recognize the role of the U.S. State Department in foreign affairs. Read more!
     

Example One (Low Complexity)

What is a responsibility of the U.S. Senate in foreign policy?

A. nominating ambassadors

B. introducing tax bills

C. negotiating treaties

D. ratifying treaties

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Example Two (Moderate Complexity)

Which action is an example of a foreign-policy decision?

A. Congress increased providing support to newly arrived immigrants.

B. The president requested a law to regulate pollution near international borders.

C. Congress raised educational standards to make students competitive in a global market.

D. The president signed an executive order restoring relations with a communist government.

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Example Three (High Complexity)

Below is a graph about high school graduation rates in the United States.

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Which long term domestic policy goal is reflected in the graph?

A. career preparation

B. physical fitness

C. racial equality

D. public safety

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C.4.1 - Vocabulary

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FLDOE Civics Tutorials

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courtesy of FL Department of Education


 

Discovery Education

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  • Foreign Policy and the Presidential Veto (total length 2:09, stop at 1:21) from Just the Facts: Understanding Government: The Executive Branch (recommended for classroom use)

Civics on Demand

Additional Resource

Textbook Review

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Chapter 6, Section 2 & 3 - p. 164-170

Chapter 22, Section 1 & 2 - p. 584-596

Chapter 23 - p. 608-624