CARNEY, STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (D)

 

INSTITUTIONS OF U.S.GOVERNMENT AND CALIFORNIA LOCAL GOVERNMENT

 

After completing this section of study with “Study Guide for page 838,”

and 11th Edition, Carney, chapter 10, plus Carney, p. 57 the student will be able to:

 

A. Describe orally and in writing the five levels and three branches of U.S. government.

     (See “Study Guide for page 838,” questions #1-53 and chart on the reverse side of it.)

 

 

B. Provide the basic facts about each level and branch of U.S. government orally and in writing.

     (See “Study Guide for page 838,” questions #1-53 and chart on the reverse side of it.)

 

 

C. Explain the relationship of local government to the U.S. Constitution, the California

    Constitution and state statutes [also called laws]. (See Carney, p.102, top)

 

     

D. Explain the financial relationship between California and its local governments,

    how it was affected by Proposition 13, and how it changed under Governor

    Schwarzenegger. ( See Carney, pp. 102 center and 103 top)

 

 

E. State basic facts about and give examples of each one of the three levels of local

    government and the officials elected by counties. (See Carney, p. 104 map for the ten

    most southern California counties and pp. 103 top through 107 top)

 

F. State the primary service(s) each one of the three levels of local government spends

    the most funds to deliver. ( See Carney, pp. 103, 105 end, and 107 top)

 

G. Describe California regional governance and provide two examples of

     voluntary associations of local government (Carney p.107 end)

 

H. Explain the purpose, justification for and affects of Proposition 13.

     (Carney, pp. 55 end - 57 end)

 

J. Explain which institutions of government have the power to change Proposition 13.

     and whether they are likely to change it (Carney, p. 57 center through 57 end)

 

California, demographic groups, and party loyalty carney ch 4

 

After completing this section of study of

11th edition Carney, chapter 4 pages 37-43 and 46-47 the student will be able to:

 

AA. Explain the relationship between California and other principal world economies

BB. Compare California with other states and with the United States as a whole

CC. Describe the role of specific demographic groups in California, including their

        most likely political party loyalty

 

Calif. political parties, 11TH eDITION cARNEY Ch. 6 (pages 62-63)

 

After completing this section of study of

11th edition Carney, chapter 6, pages 62--63 the student will be able to:

 

DD. Compare the strength or weakness of major parties in California with major

     parties throughout the United States

 

EE. Explain the issues most likely to be favored by California Democrats

     and Republicans

 

FF.  Identify the party preferences of ethnic (racial), age, gender and income

     demographic groups in California

 

GG.  Describe California political parties in government and politics using

      these terms: major, minor, majority, minority

 

 

11th  ED., cARNEY Chapter 8 Calif. legislature (pages 83-91)

 

After completing this section of study with the stapled sheets and

Carney, chapter 8 pages 83–91 and page 54 the student will be able to:

 

A.     Compare the structure, membership, terms of office (including term limits), and demographic characteristics of the members of the California legislature with the structure, membership, terms of office (including term limit), and demographic characteristics of members of the U.S. Congress.  (Carney, pp. 83 top to 84 center)

 

B.     Analyze the role of the California legislature in gerrymandering state

   legislative districts and congressional districts.  (Carney, p. 96 all)

 

C.     Compare the leadership positions in the California Assembly and their power with the leadership positions in the U.S. House of Representatives.  

         (Carney, pp. 98 center -99 top)

 

D.     Compare the process of lawmaking in the California legislature with the

         process of lawmaking in the U.S. Congress  (Carney, pp. 99-103)

 

   E.  Explain the choices that a California governor may make after receiving

         a bill and the consequence of each choice (Carney, p. 103 center)