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Topic: Prevention and management of conflict in society 

Civics

 Standard 11.  Understands the role of diversity in American life and the importance of shared values, political beliefs, and civic beliefs in an increasingly diverse American society
  Level II (Grade 3-5)
   Benchmark 7.Knows ways in which conflicts about diversity can be prevented (e.g., encouraging communication among different groups; identifying common beliefs, interests, and goals; learning about others' customs, beliefs, history, and problems; listening to different points of view; adhering to the values and principles of American democracy)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows that conflicts about diversity can be prevented by encouraging communication among different groups
     2.Knows that conflicts about diversity can be prevented by identifying common beliefs, interests, and goals
     3.Knows that conflicts about diversity can be prevented by learning about others’ customs, beliefs, history, and problems
     4.Knows that conflicts about diversity can be prevented by listening to different points of view
     5.Knows that conflicts about diversity can be prevented by adhering to the values and principles of American democracy
   Benchmark 8.Knows ways in which conflicts about diversity can be managed fairly when they occur (e.g., provide opportunities for people to present their points of view; arrange for an impartial individual or group to listen to all sides of a conflict and suggest solutions to problems)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows that by providing opportunities for people to present their points of view, conflicts about diversity can be managed fairly
     2.Knows that by arranging for an impartial individual or group to listen to all sides of a conflict and suggest solutions, conflicts about diversity can be managed fairly
  Level III (Grade 6-8)
   Benchmark 3.Knows major conflicts in American society that have arisen from diversity (e.g., North/South conflict; conflict about land, suffrage, and other rights of Native Americans; Catholic/Protestant conflicts in the nineteenth century; conflict about civil rights of minorities and women; present day ethnic conflict in urban settings)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows that the North/South conflict arose from diversity
     2.Knows that conflicts over the rights of Native American arose from diversity
     3.Knows that Catholic/Protestant conflicts in the nineteenth century arose from diversity
     4.Knows that conflicts over the civil rights of minorities and women arose from diversity
     5.Knows there are present day ethnic conflicts in urban settings
   Benchmark 4.Knows ways in which conflicts about diversity can be resolved in a peaceful manner that respects individual rights and promotes the common good
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows ways in which conflicts about diversity can be resolved in a peaceful manner that respects individual rights
     2.Knows ways in which conflicts about diversity can be resolved in a peaceful manner that promotes the common good
 Standard 18.  Understands the role and importance of law in the American constitutional system and issues regarding the judicial protection of individual rights
  Level III (Grade 6-8)
   Benchmark 9.Understands the advantages and disadvantages of the adversary system and the advantages and disadvantages of alternative means of conflict management (e.g., negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and litigation)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the advantages of the adversary system
     2.Understands the disadvantages of the adversary system
     3.Understands the advantages of alternative means of conflict management
     4.Understands the disadvantages of alternative means of conflict management
     5.Knows that negotiation is an alternative means of conflict management
     6.Knows that mediation is an alternative means of conflict management
     7.Knows that arbitration is an alternative means of conflict management
     8.Knows that litigation is an example of the adversary system