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List of Benchmarks for Grades K-4 History 
 Standard 4.Understands how democratic values came to be, and how they have been exemplified by people, events, and symbols
Topics1. Formation of United States government; 2. Role of individuals in history
   Level II (Grade 3-4)
  Benchmark 3.Understands how people over the last 200 years have continued to struggle to bring to all groups in American society the liberties and equality promised in the basic principles of American democracy (e.g., Sojourner Truth; Harriet Tubman; Frederick Douglass; W.E.B. DuBois; Booker T. Washington; Susan B. Anthony; Martin Luther King, Jr.; Rosa Parks; Cesar Chavez)
   Vocabulary terms
A.  principles of American democracy
B.  liberty
C.  equality
  Knowledge/skill statements
  1. Knows that Sojourner Truth fought for the abolition of slavery and for women’s rights   
  2. Knows that Harriet Tubman helped slaves escape to freedom through the underground railroad   
  3. Knows that Frederick Douglass was the leading 19th century African American spokesman for the abolition of slavery   
  4. Knows that W.E.B. Dubois was an African American leader who advocated higher education for African Americans   
  5. Knows that Booker T. Washington was a former slave who founded an educational institution for African Americans   
  6. Knows that Susan B. Anthony advocated the right of women to vote   
  7. Knows that Martin Luther King, Jr. was a leader of the civil rights movement   
  8. Knows that Rosa Parks’ refusal to give up her bus seat to a white person led to the Montgomery Bus Boycott   
  9. Knows that Cesar Chavez organized the United Farm Workers to help migrant farm workers obtain better pay and working conditions   
McREL Activity(s)
   Rich with Freedom

Citation Log: BD(BE,32;​KE,49;​NI,21,25,28)
Citation reference
BD = benchmark, declarative
BP = benchmark, procedural
BC = benchmark, contextual

1st letter/number of each code in parentheses:
B   NCHS: Basic Edition
DD   Department of Defense: Prekindergarten Social Studies Standards
HS   Head Start: Child Outcomes Framework
I   IDOE: The Foundations for Young Children to the Indiana Academic Standards
K   NCHS: K-4 History, expanded edition
MH   McGraw-Hill: Pre-Kindergarten Standards: Guidelines for Teaching and Learning
N   NAEP: Provisional Item Specifications
NZ   New Zealand Ministry of Education: Early Childhood Curriculum
O   OSDE: Oklahoma Developmental Learning Skills for Four-Year-Olds

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

Page number of the cited document