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Topic: Attaining of individual and public goals 

Civics

 Standard 28.  Understands how participation in civic and political life can help citizens attain individual and public goals
  Level III (Grade 6-8)
   Benchmark 1.Understands how participation in civic and political life can help bring about the attainment of individual and public goals (e.g., personal goals such as living in a safe and orderly neighborhood, obtaining a good education, living in a healthy environment; public goals such as increasing the safety of the community, improving local transportation facilities, providing opportunities for education and recreation)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands how participation in civic and political life can help bring about the attainment of individual goals
     2.Understands how participation in civic and political life can help bring about the attainment of political goals
     3.Understands how participation in civic and political life can help create safe and orderly neighborhoods
     4.Understands how participation in civic and political life can help people obtain a good education
     5.Understands how participation in civic and political life can help create a healthy living environment
     6.Understands how participation in civic and political life can help increase the safety of the community
     7.Understands how participation in civic and political life can help to improve local transportation facilities
     8.Understands how participation in civic and political life can help to provide opportunities for education and recreation
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 1.Understands how individual participation in the political process relates to the realization of the fundamental values of American constitutional democracy
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands how individuals can participate in the political process
     2.Knows the fundamental values of American constitutional democracy