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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 2.Knows the characteristics of an effective rule or law (e.g., well designed to achieve its purposes, understandable, possible to follow, fair, designed to protect individual rights and promote the common good)
   Vocabulary terms
A.  characteristics of an effective rule
B.  characteristics of an effective law
  Knowledge/skill statements
  1. Knows the characteristics of an effective rule   
  2. Knows the characteristics of an effective law   
  3. Knows that an effective rule or law is well designed to achieve its purposes   
  4. Knows that an effective rule or law is understandable   
  5. Knows that an effective rule or law is possible to follow   
  6. Knows that an effective rule or law is fair   
  7. Knows that an effective rule or law is designed to protect individual rights    
  8. Knows that an effective rule or law is designed to promote the common good   


Citation Log: BD(CE,18;​NI,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