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List of Benchmarks for United States History 
 Standard 6.Understands the causes of the American Revolution, the ideas and interests involved in shaping the revolutionary movement, and reasons for the American victory
  
Topics1. Principles of the Declaration of Independence; 2. Influence of ideas on society; 3. Historical documents, treaties, and agreements
   Level II (Grade 5-6)
  Benchmark 3.Understands the major ideas in the Declaration of Independence, their sources, and how they became unifying ideas of American democracy (e.g., major terms, why the document was written, what the signers risked)
   Vocabulary terms
A.  Declaration of Independence
  Knowledge/skill statements
  1. Understands the major ideas in the Declaration of Independence  A   
  2. Understands the sources of ideas in the Declaration of Independence   
  3. Understands how the ideas in the Declaration of Independence became unifying ideas of American democracy   
  4. Understands the major terms in the Declaration of Independence  A   
  5. Understands why the Declaration of Independence was written  A   
  6. Understands what the signers of the Declaration of Independence risked   


 A  = Assessment items available

Citation Log: BD(BE,86,87;​AE,74;​LI,73-74;​NE,16)
Citation reference
BD = benchmark, declarative
BP = benchmark, procedural
BC = benchmark, contextual

1st letter/number of each code in parentheses:
A   NCHS: U.S. History, Expanded Edition
B   NCHS: Basic Edition
L   Lessons from History
N   NAEP: Framework 2006

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

Number:
Page number of the cited document