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Topic: Conventions and mores of groups 

Behavioral Studies

 Standard 1.  Understands that group and cultural influences contribute to human development, identity, and behavior
  Level I (Grade K-2)
   Benchmark 2.Understands that different families and classrooms have different rules and patterns of behavior, but there are some behaviors that are not accepted in most families or schools
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows that different groups may have different rules and patterns of acceptable behavior
     2.Knows that different families may have different rules and patterns of acceptable behavior
     3.Knows that different classrooms may have different rules and patterns of acceptable behavior
     4.Knows that there are some behaviors that are not accepted in most families
     5.Knows that there are some behaviors that are not accepted in most schools
  Level III (Grade 6-8)
   Benchmark 2.Understands that usually within any society there is broad general agreement on what behavior is "unacceptable," but that the standards used to judge behavior vary for different settings and different subgroups and may change with time and in response to different political and economic conditions
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands that societies usually broadly define what behaviors are unacceptable
     2.Knows that standards used to judge behaviors vary for different settings
     3.Knows that standards used to judge behaviors vary for different societal subgroups
     4.Knows that standards used to judge behaviors may change with time
     5.Knows that standards used to judge behaviors may change in response to different political conditions
     6.Knows that standards used to judge behaviors may change in response to different economic conditions
   Benchmark 3.Understands that punishments vary widely among, and even within, different societies
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands that punishments vary widely among different societies
     2.Understands that punishments vary widely within societies
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 2.Understands that punishment for "unacceptable" social behavior depends partly on beliefs about the purposes of punishment and about its effectiveness (which is difficult to test scientifically because circumstances vary greatly and because legal and ethical barriers interfere)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands that punishment for "unacceptable" social behavior depends partly on beliefs about the purpose of punishment
     2.Understands that punishment for "unacceptable" social behavior depends partly on beliefs about the effectiveness of punishment
     3.Understands that a punishment’s effectiveness is difficult to test scientifically because circumstances vary greatly
     4.Understands that a punishment’s effectiveness is difficult to test scientifically because of legal and ethical barriers
 Standard 2.  Understands various meanings of social group, general implications of group membership, and different ways that groups function
  Level II (Grade 3-5)
   Benchmark 4.Understands that the "rules" for group behaviors and expectations sometimes are written down and strictly enforced or are just understood from example
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands that "rules" for group behaviors and expectations sometimes are written down
     2.Understands that "rules" for group behaviors and expectations sometimes are strictly enforced
     3.Understands that "rules" for group behaviors and expectations sometimes are understood from example
   Benchmark 9.Understands that although rules at home, school, church, and in the community usually remain the same, sometimes they change for various reasons (e.g., some rules do not work, new people are involved, outside circumstances change)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands that although rules at home usually remain the same, sometimes they change for various reasons
     2.Understands that although rules at school usually remain the same, sometimes they change for various reasons
     3.Understands that although rules at church usually remain the same, sometimes they change for various reasons
     4.Understands that although rules in the community usually remain the same, sometimes they change for various reasons
     5.Knows that rules might change because some of them do not work
     6.Knows that rules might change because new people are involved
     7.Knows that rules might change because outside circumstances change
 Standard 4.  Understands conflict, cooperation, and interdependence among individuals, groups, and institutions
  Level I (Grade K-2)
   Benchmark 3.Understands that rules at home, at school, and in the community let individuals know what to expect and so can reduce the number of disputes
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands that rules at home let individuals know what to expect
     2.Understands that rules at school let individuals know what to expect
     3.Understands that rules in the community let individuals know what to expect
     4.Understands that rules can reduce the number of disputes
  Level II (Grade 3-5)
   Benchmark 5.Understands that beliefs and customs held by certain groups can help or hinder people as they strive to use their talents and that sometimes individuals can change those beliefs and customs in ways that will help people to succeed more easily in the future
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands that beliefs and customs held by certain groups can help people as they strive to use their talents
     2.Understands that beliefs and customs held by certain groups can hinder people as they strive to use their talents
     3.Understands that sometimes individuals can change beliefs and customs in ways that will help people to succeed more easily in the future
  Level III (Grade 6-8)
   Benchmark 2.Understands that most groups have formal or informal procedures for arbitrating disputes among their members
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands that most groups have formal procedures for arbitrating disputes among their members
     2.Understands that most groups have informal procedures for arbitrating disputes among their members