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Standard 24.Understands the meaning of citizenship in the United States, and knows the requirements for citizenship and naturalization
  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. Knows that a citizen is a legally recognized member of the United States who has certain rights and privileges and certain responsibilities (e.g., privileges such as the right to vote and hold public office and responsibilities such as respecting the law, voting, paying taxes, serving on juries)
   2. Knows that citizens owe allegiance or loyalty to the United States and in turn they receive protection and other services from the government
   3. Knows the difference between a citizen and a non-citizen (alien), and knows that people become citizens by birth or naturalization
  Level III (Grade 6-8)
   1. Understands that American citizenship is legally recognized full membership in a self-governing community that confers equal rights under the law; is not dependent on inherited, involuntary groupings such as race, gender, or ethnicity; and confers certain rights and privileges (e.g., the right to vote, to hold public office, to serve on juries)
   2. Knows that Americans are citizens of both their state and the United States
   3. Understands what constitutes citizenship by birth in the United States
   4. Understands the distinction between citizens and noncitizens (aliens) and the process by which noncitizens may become citizens
   5. Knows how naturalization in the United States compares with naturalization in other nations
   6. Knows the criteria established by law that are used for admission to citizenship in the United States such as five years of residence in the U.S.; ability to read, write, and speak English; proof of good moral character; knowledge of the history of the U.S.; knowledge of and support for American constitutional democracy
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   1. Understands the distinction between citizens and noncitizens (aliens) and the process by which aliens may become citizens
   2. Understands how naturalization in America compares with naturalization in other countries
   3. Knows the criteria used for admission to citizenship in the United States such as five years of residence in U.S.; ability to read, write, and speak English; proof of good moral character; knowledge of the history of the United States; knowledge of and support for the values and principles of American constitutional government