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List of Benchmarks for Civics 
 Standard 3.Understands the sources, purposes, and functions of law, and the importance of the rule of law for the protection of individual rights and the common good
TopicPurpose and function of rules and laws
   Level II (Grade 3-5)
  Benchmark 1.Knows common ways in which rules and laws can be used (e.g., to describe how people should behave; to provide order, predictability, and security; to protect rights; to provide benefits; to assign burdens or responsibilities; to limit the power of people in authority)
   Vocabulary terms
A.  uses of rules
B.  uses of laws
  Knowledge/skill statements
  1. Knows common uses of rules   
  2. Knows common uses of laws   
  3. Knows that rules and laws describe how people should behave   
  4. Knows that rules and laws provide order, predictability, and security   
  5. Knows that rules and laws protect rights   
  6. Knows that rules and laws provide benefits   
  7. Knows that rules and laws assign burdens or responsibilities   
  8. Knows that rules and laws limit the power of people in authority   

Citation Log: BD(CE,18;​BI,22;​NE,42;​QE,331-332)
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

Page number of the cited document