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Civics 
 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 IV (Grade 9-12)
  Benchmark 4.Understands how constitutions, in the past as well as in the present, have been disregarded or used to promote the interests of a particular group, class, faction, or a government (e.g., slavery, exclusion of women from the body politic, prohibition of competing political parties)
   Vocabulary terms
A.  past constitutions that promote particular interests
B.  present constitutions that promote particular interests
C.  constitutions that have been disregarded
  Knowledge/skill statements
  1. Understands how constitutions have been disregarded in the past as well as in the present    
  2. Understands how constitutions have been used to promote the interests of a particular group in the past as well as in the present    
  3. Understands how constitutions have been used to promote the interests of a particular class in the past as well as in the present    
  4. Understands how constitutions have been used to promote the interests of a particular faction in the past as well as in the present    
  5. Understands how constitutions have been used to promote the interests of a particular government in the past as well as in the present    
  6. Knows that slavery is an example of how constitutions have been disregarded   
  7. Knows that the exclusion of women from politics is an example of how constitutions have been disregarded   
  8. Knows that the prohibition of competing political parties is an example of how constitutions have been disregarded   


Citation Log: BD(CE,95)
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