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List of Benchmarks for Civics 
 Standard 9.Understands the importance of Americans sharing and supporting certain values, beliefs, and principles of American constitutional democracy
  
Topics1. Shared values and principles in American society; 2. Symbols and landmarks
   Level II (Grade 3-5)
  Benchmark 4.Knows how various symbols are used to depict Americans' shared values, principles, and beliefs and explain their meaning (e.g., the flag, Statue of Liberty, Statue of Justice, Uncle Sam, great seal, national anthem, oaths of office, mottoes such as E Pluribus Unum)
   Vocabulary terms
A.  symbols of America
  Knowledge/skill statements
  1. Knows how various symbols are used to depict Americans’ shared values, principles, and beliefs    
  2. Understands the meaning of various American symbols    
  3. Understands the symbolism and meaning of the American flag   
  4. Understands the symbolism and meaning of the Statue of Liberty   
  5. Understands the symbolism and meaning of the Statue of Justice   
  6. Understands the symbolism and meaning of Uncle Sam   
  7. Understands the symbolism and meaning of the great seal   
  8. Understands the symbolism and meaning of the national anthem   
  9. Understands the symbolism and meaning of the oaths of office   
  10. Understands the symbolism and meaning of mottoes such as "E Pluribus Unum"   


Citation Log: BD(CE,25;​NE,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