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Civics

Standard 10.Understands the roles of voluntarism and organized groups in American social and political life
  Level Pre-K (Grade Pre-K)
   1. Not appropriate for this level
  Level I (Grade K-2)
   1. Not appropriate for this level
  Level II (Grade 3-5)
   1. Understands the importance of voluntarism as a characteristic of American society (e.g., people should volunteer to help others in their family, schools, communities, state, nation, and the world; volunteering is a source of individual satisfaction and fulfillment)
  Level III (Grade 6-8)
   1. Knows factors that have influenced American voluntarism (e.g., colonial conditions, frontier traditions, religious beliefs)
   2. Knows services that are provided by charitable, religious, and civic groups in the community (e.g., health, child, and elderly care; disaster relief; counseling; tutoring; basic needs such as food, clothing, shelter)
   3. Knows volunteer opportunities that exist in one's own school and community
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   1. Knows how the Puritan ethic encouraged American voluntarism
   2. Knows how voluntary associations and other organized groups have been involved in functions usually associated with government (e.g., social welfare, education)
   3. Knows the extent of voluntarism in American society compared to other countries
   4. Understands the relationship between American voluntarism and Americans' ideas about limited government
   5. Understands issues that arise regarding what responsibilities belong to individuals and groups and the private sector, what responsibilities belong to the government, and how these responsibilities should be shared by the private sector and the government
   6. Knows the historical and contemporary role of various organized groups in local, state, and national politics (e.g., unions; professional organizations; religious, charitable, service, and civic groups)