Practice Recognizing Performance vs. Activity

Curriculum Standard:

Explain the impact of significant international events such as WWI and WWII on changes in the role of government.

Predict the effects of selected contemporary legislation on the roles of government.

Essential Understanding (Generalization):

As a society becomes more complex, the role of government increases in the daily life of its citizens.

Student Performance or Activity?

Create a 3-column chart. In the first column list significant international events such as WWI, WWII and Global Terrorism. In the second column show some of the resulting U.S. legislation, or governmental policies, enacted in response to these events. In the third column detail the impact of the legislation on the daily life of citizens. In a paragraph below the chart, answer this question: How does the increasing complexity (social, economic, political) of a society lead to the expansion of government?

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