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Civics 
 Standard 28.Understands how participation in civic and political life can help citizens attain individual and public goals
  
TopicForms of political participation
   Level II (Grade 3-5)
  Benchmark 2.Knows ways people can influence the decisions and actions of their government such as voting; taking an active role in interest groups, political parties, and other organizations that attempt to influence public policy and elections; attending meetings of governing agencies (e.g., city council, school board); working in campaigns, circulating and signing petitions; taking part in peaceful demonstrations; and contributing money to political parties, candidates, or causes
   Vocabulary terms
A.  influencing decisions of the government
B.  influencing actions of the government
  Knowledge/skill statements
  1. Knows ways that people can influence the decisions and actions of their government   
  2. Knows that people can influence the decisions and actions of their government by voting   
  3. Knows that people can influence the decisions and actions of their government by taking an active role in interest groups   
  4. Knows that people can influence the decisions and actions of their government by taking an active role in political parties   
  5. Knows that people can influence the decisions and actions of their government by taking an active role in organizations that attempt to influence public policy and elections   
  6. Knows that people can influence the decisions and actions of their government by attending meetings of government agencies   
  7. Knows that people can influence the decisions and actions of their government by working on campaigns   
  8. Knows that people can influence the decisions and actions of their government by circulating and signing petitions   
  9. Knows that people can influence the decisions and actions of their government by taking part in peaceful demonstrations   
  10. Knows that people can influence the decisions and actions of their government by making financial contributions to political parties, candidates, or causes   


Citation Log: BD(CE,39;​NE,44;​QE,43)
Citation reference
BD = benchmark, declarative
BP = benchmark, procedural
BC = benchmark, contextual

1st letter/number of each code in parentheses:
A1   LFS: Authority, I (elementary)
B   National Standards for Business Education
C   CCE: National Standards for Civics and Government
DD   Department of Defense: Prekindergarten Social Studies Standards
I   IDOE: The Foundations for Young Children to the Indiana Academic Standards
J1   LFS: Justice, I (elementary)
MH   McGraw-Hill: Pre-Kindergarten Standards: Guidelines for Teaching and Learning
N   NAEP: Civics (1998, 2006)
NZ   New Zealand Ministry of Education: Early Childhood Curriculum
O   OSDE: Oklahoma Developmental Learning Skills for Four-Year-Olds
P1   LFS: Privacy, I (elementary)
P2   LFS: Privacy, II (elementary)
Q   Quigley: Civitas
R1   LFS: Responsibility, I (elementary)
T   TEA: Texas Prekindergarten Curriculum Guidelines

2nd letter code :
E = Explicitly stated in document
I = Implicit in document

Number:
Page number of the cited document