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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 IV (Grade 9-12)
  Benchmark 2.Knows alternative ideas about the purposes and functions of law (e.g., regulating relationships among people and between people and their government; providing order, predictability, security, and established procedures for the management of conflict; regulating social and economic relationships in civil society)
   Vocabulary terms
A.  alternative ideas about purpose of law
B.  alternative ideas about function of law
  Knowledge/skill statements
  1. Knows alternative ideas concerning the purpose of law   
  2. Knows alternative ideas concerning the function of law   
  3. Knows that one idea about the purpose and function of law is the regulation of the relationships among people    
  4. Knows that one idea about the purpose and function of law is the regulation of the relationships between people and their government   
  5. Knows that one idea about the purpose and function of law is the providing of order, predictability, and security   
  6. Knows that one idea about the purpose and function of law is the providing of established procedures for managing conflict   
  7. Knows that one idea about the purpose and function of law is the regulation of social and economic relationships in civil society   


Citation Log: BD(CE,92;​NI,48;​QE,330-331)
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