Describe the roles of the Department of Defense, Active Army, and reserve components of the U.S. Army.
DefinitionDescription should include
- mission of each
- responsibilities of each
- structure of each.
- What is the relationship between the Active Army and reserve components?
- What is the mission of the Department of Defense (DoD)?
- What are four major responsibilities inherent to DoD's mission?
- What are the differences and similarities between the Army National Guard and the Army Reserve?
- What are the three major categories of the Army Reserve?
Related Standards of Learning
- Use critical thinking to generate and respond logically to literal, inferential, and evaluative questions about the text(s).
- Identify and synthesize resources to make decisions, complete tasks, and solve specific problems.
- Analyze multiple texts addressing the same topic to determine how authors reach similar or different conclusions.
- Recognize and analyze use of ambiguity, contradiction, paradox, irony, overstatement, and understatement in text.
- Analyze false premises claims, counterclaims, and other evidence in persuasive writing.
History and Social Science
The student will apply social science skills to understand the federal system of government described in the Constitution of the United States by
- evaluating the relationship between the state government and the national government;
- examining the extent to which power is shared;
- identifying the powers denied state and national governments; and
- analyzing the ongoing debate that focuses on the balance of power between state and national governments.
The student will apply social science skills to understand the organization and powers of the national government by
- examining the legislative, executive, and judicial branches;
- analyzing the relationships among the three branches in a system of checks and balances and separation of powers; and
- investigating and explaining the ways individuals and groups exert influence on the national government.
The student will apply social science skills to understand the federal judiciary by
- describing the organization, jurisdiction, and proceedings of federal courts;
- evaluating how the Marshall Court established the Supreme Court as an independent branch of government through its opinion in Marbury v. Madison;
- describing how the Supreme Court decides cases;
- comparing the philosophies of judicial activism and judicial restraint; and
- investigating and evaluating how the judiciary influences public policy by delineating the power of government and safeguarding the rights of the individual.