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  • Common Core alignment to "Reading: Literature and Subject-related Content" is to 3 key phrases:
    "Particular Topic", "Grade Relevant Text and Subject Area" and "Context".
  • CCSS Alignment Strand Numbers for Specific Grades:
    Particular Topic= "CCSS.ELA-Literacy." precedes these numbers: 4.6. 5.6, 6.6, 7.6, 8.6, 9-10.6, 11-12.6
    Grade & Subject-Relevant Text/Area= "CCSS.ELA-Literacy." precedes these numbers:
    (Reading: Informational Text) RI.2.4, RI.3.4, RI.4.4. RI.5.4, RI.6.4, RI.7.4, RI.8.4, RI.9-10.4, RI.11-12.4
    (Reading: Literature) RL.2.4, RL.3.4, RL.4.4. RL.5.4, RL.6.4, RL.7.4, RL.8.4, RL.9-10.4, RL.11-12.4
    Context= "CCSS.ELA-Literacy." precedes these numbers: 2.4a, 3.4a, 4.4a, 5.4a, 6.4a, 7.4a, 8.4a, 9-10.4a, 11-12.4a

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    Constitution Day Vocabulary Word List (229)
    A)Acts, Administration, Adoption, Advantage, Advice, Advise, Advocate, Affiliation, Agenda, Agreement, Allocate, AMENDMENT, Article, Assist, Attitude, Authority, Authorization
    B)Balance, Ballot, Basic, Belief, Bicameral, Bill of Rights, Bipartisan, BIPARTISANSHIP, Branch, Budget, Bureaucracy
    C)Cabinet, Campaign, Candidate, Capital, Caucus, Check, Citizenship, Clause, Cloture, Committee, CONCEIVE, Concurrent, Conduct, Congress, Consent, Constituent, Constitution, Contribute, Contribution, Control, Cooperation, Council, Court, Courtesy, Crossover, Curtail
    D)Debate, Debt, Decision, Deficit, Delay, Delegate, Democracy, Department, Detente, Direct, Doctrine, Domestic
    E)Efficacy, Election, Electoral College, Enforce, Engage, Enterprise, ENUMERATE, Equality, ESTABLISH, Evidence, Exclusive, Executive Branch, Exemplify, Expire, Express
    F)Faction, Federal, FEDERALISM, Filibuster, First Amendment, Founding Fathers
    G)Gerrymandering, Goal, Government, Grant, Guilt
    H)Honor
    I)Ideasl, Identification, Ideology, Illegal, Impact, Impeach, Implied, Impound, Inadmissible, Inalienable, Incumbent, Inefficiency, Influence, Inherent, Initiative, Interpretation, Interstate
    J)Job, Joint, Judgment, Judicial
    K)
    L)Lame duck, Law, Leader, Legal, LEGISLATIVE, Legislator, Legislature, Lobby, Lobbyist, Local
    M)Machine, Major, Majority, Management, Maritime, Meeting, Member, Minority
    N)Nation, National, Nominate
    O)Official, Oligarchy, ORDAIN, Outcome, Override
    P)P: parties, Partisan, PERFECT, PERPETUATE, Petition, Philosophy, Policy, Political party, Poll, Popular, Population, POSTERITY, Power, Presidential, Prevent, Primary, Procedure, Process, Proper, Protection, Public, Public domain, Punishment, Purpose
    Q)Quality
    R)Range, RATIFICATION, Recall, RECITATION, Referendum, Representative, REPUBLIC, Requirement, Reserve, Responsibility, Restraint, Review, Reward, Rights, Rule
    S)Safe seat, Search, SECURE, Security, Sedition, Seizure, Select, Separation, Share, Signature, SIMULTANEOUS, Speaker of the House, Special interest, Spending, Split, State, Status, Strict, Successful, Suffrage, Support, Supreme, System
    T)Tax, Technique, Tension, Term, Threaten, Ticket, TRANQUILITY, Two-thirds, Tyranny
    U)Unconstitutional, Unicameral, UNIQUENESS, Unity, Unpopular
    V)Various, Veto, Violation, Vital, Vote
    W)Ward, Wealth, Whip, Wide, Worthy
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    Z)Zone

    Quotes about FREEDOM from thoughtful and great leaders.
  • VOLTAIRE
    \"So long as the people do not care to exercise their freedom, those who wish to tyrannize will do so; for tyrants are active and ardent, and will devote themselves in the name of any number of gods, religious and otherwise, to put shackles upon sleeping men.\"
  • THOMAS JEFFERSON
    \"I have no fear that the result of our experiment will be that men may be trusted to govern themselves without a master.\"
  • JONHN ADAMS
    \"There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty.\"
  • JOHN F. KENNEDY
    \"Liberty without learning is always in peril and learning without liberty is always in vain.\"
  • MARK TWAIN
    \"It is by the goodness of God that in our country we have these three unspeakably precious things:
    freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence to practice neither.
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