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Standards for The History of Medicare

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National Standards in Economics

Name: Role of Government and Market Failure

Standard: 16

  • Students will understand that: There is an economic role for government in a market economy whenever the benefits of a government policy outweigh its costs. Governments often provide for national defense, address environmental concerns, define and protect property rights, and attempt to make markets more competitive. Most government policies also have direct or indirect effects on people's incomes.
  • Students will be able to use this knowledge to: Identify and evaluate the benefits and costs of alternative public policies, and assess who enjoys the benefits and who bears the costs.

State Standards

Common Core State Standards

Name: CCRA.R.6

Standard: College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Reading

Area: College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Reading

  • Assess how point of view or purpose shapes the content and style of a text.

Name: MP1

Standard: Standards for Mathematical Practice

Area: Standards for Mathematical Practice

  • Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.

Name: MP3

Standard: Standards for Mathematical Practice

Area: Standards for Mathematical Practice

  • Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.

Name: RH.11-12.6

Standard: History/Social Studies -- Grade 11-12

Area: History/Social Studies -- Grade 11-12

  • Evaluate authors’ differing points of view on the same historical event or issue by assessing the authors’ claims, reasoning, and evidence.

Name: RH.11-12.7

Standard: History/Social Studies -- Grade 11-12

Area: History/Social Studies -- Grade 11-12

  • Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in diverse formats and media (e.g., visually, quantitatively, as well as in words) in order to address a question or solve a problem.