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 Standard 4.Understands the concept of a constitution, the various purposes that constitutions serve, and the conditions that contribute to the establishment and maintenance of constitutional government
TopicPurpose and use of constitutions
   Level III (Grade 6-8)
  Benchmark 1.Knows various uses of the term "constitution" (e.g., as a description of a form of government; as a document; as a higher law limiting the powers of government)
   Vocabulary terms
A.  uses of term "constitution"
  Knowledge/skill statements
  1. Knows that the term "constitution" can be used in various ways   
  2. Knows that the term "constitution" can be used to describe a form of government   
  3. Knows that the term "constitution" can mean a document   
  4. Knows that the term "constitution" can be used to mean a higher law limiting the powers of government   

Citation Log: BD(CE,49;​NI,44;​QI,169)
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