US GOVERNMENT – CULTURALLY RELEVANT MEXICAN AMERICAN VIEWPOINT: GRADE 12
CURRICULUM NOT ADOPTED
TUCSON UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT 1 |Page
This one semester course is designed to provide students with a practical knowledge and critical understanding of the American governmentand its direct connection to them. Students will be able to apply knowledge of the US Constitution and demonstrate their understanding of how the Americansystem of government functions as well as how it impacts individual citizens. This course encourages students to view themselves as holders and creators of knowledge. It emphasizes and nurtures an appreciation for diversity. Students are presented with opportunity to examine and critique the progressive elements andthe inequities embedded in the United States’ structures and systems. Lastly, students will research an issue that exist in their community, and they will recommend potential remedies to this problem.The nine enduring understandings in this curriculum are intended to raise the students’ critical consciousness about governmental policies and law and how theyhave been shaped by the traditional perspectives, philosophies, and practices. They challenge students to examine and pursue the actions that promote policies andlaws that advance social equity all for people (Ukpokodu, 2003).