Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills Teaching Resources

Social Studies 4.17

Citizenship. The student understands the importance of active individual participation in the democratic process. The student is expected to:

  • (1) identify important individuals who have participated voluntarily in civic affairs at state and local levels such as Adina de Zavala and Clara Driscoll;
    • (A) explain how individuals can participate voluntarily in civic affairs at state and local levels through activities such as holding public officials to their word, writing letters, and participating in historic preservation and service projects;
    • (B) explain the duty of the individual in state and local elections such as being informed and voting;
    • (C) explain how to contact elected and appointed leaders in state and local governments.

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