Standards Database Logo
Home | Browse | Search | Purpose | History | Process | Acknowledgment| Reference

 


 


Topic: Role of the Warren Court in addressing civil liberties and equal rights 

United States History

 Standard 29.  Understands the struggle for racial and gender equality and for the extension of civil liberties
  Level II (Grade 5-6)
   Benchmark 4.Understands the Warren Court’s interpretation of freedom of religion (e.g., the importance of the separation of church and state and freedom of religion in contemporary American society, local and regional issues regarding religious freedom)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows the Warren Court’s interpretation of freedom of religion
     2.Knows the importance of the separation of church and state in contemporary American society
     3.Knows the importance of freedom of religion in contemporary American society
     4.Knows local and regional issues related to religious freedom
  Level III (Grade 7-8)
   Benchmark 3.Understands conflicts raised by the Warren Court decisions (e.g., why the Engel v. Vitale decision provoked widespread opposition)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows about the Warren Court decisions
     2.Knows why the Engel v. Vitale decision provoked widespread opposition
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 3.Understands how various Warren Court decisions influenced society (e.g., the Warren Court’s expansion of due process rights for the accused and criticisms of this extension; Warren Court’s reasoning in establishing the "one man, one vote" principle; the effectiveness of the judiciary in promoting civil liberties and equal opportunities)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows about the Warren Court’s expansion of due process rights for the accused
     2.Knows criticisms of the Warren Court’s expansion of due process rights for the accused
     3.Knows reasons why the Warren Court established the "one man, one vote" principle
     4.Knows about the effectiveness of the judiciary in promoting civil liberties and equal opportunities