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Topic: Civic responsibility 

Family/Consumer Sciences

 Standard 2.  Understand the impact of the family on the well-being of individuals and society
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 4.Understands the reciprocal impact of individual and family participation in the community (e.g., knows the community resources and systems of formal and informal support available to families; understands the importance of family participation in community and civic responsibilities)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands that there is a reciprocal impact of individual participation in the community
     2.Knows the community resources available to families
     3.Knows the community systems of formal support available to families
     4.Knows the community systems of informal support available to families
     5.Understands the importance of family participation in community responsibilities

Civics

 Standard 27.  Understands how certain character traits enhance citizens' ability to fulfill personal and civic responsibilities
  Level II (Grade 3-5)
   Benchmark 2.Understands why civic responsibility is important, and knows examples of civic responsibility (e.g., obeying the law, respecting the rights of others)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands why civic responsibility is important
     2.Knows examples of civic responsibility
     3.Knows that obeying the law is a civic responsibility
     4.Knows that respecting the rights of others is a civic responsibility
  Level III (Grade 6-8)
   Benchmark 3.Understands the importance for individuals and society of commonly held civic responsibilities such as paying taxes, being informed and attentive to public issues, monitoring political leaders and governmental agencies and taking appropriate action if their adherence to constitutional principles is lacking, deciding whether and how to vote, participating in civic groups, performing public service, serving as a juror, and serving in the armed forces
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the importance for individuals of commonly held civic responsibilities
     2.Understands the importance for society of commonly held civic responsibilities
     3.Knows that paying taxes is a commonly held civic responsibility
     4.Knows that being informed and attentive to public issues is a commonly held civic responsibility
     5.Knows that monitoring political leaders and governmental agencies and taking appropriate action if their adherence to constitutional principles is lacking is a commonly held civic responsibility
     6.Knows that deciding whether and how to vote is a commonly held civic responsibility
     7.Knows that participating in civic groups is a commonly held civic responsibility
     8.Knows that performing public service is a commonly held civic responsibility
     9.Knows that serving as a juror is a commonly held civic responsibility
     10.Knows that serving in the armed forces is a commonly held civic responsibility
   Benchmark 4.Understands the meaning of civic responsibilities as distinguished from personal responsibilities, and understands contemporary issues that involve civic responsibilities (e.g., low voter participation, avoidance of jury duty, failure to be informed about public issues)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the meaning of civic responsibility
     2.Understands the meaning of personal responsibility
     3.Understands contemporary issues that involve civic responsibilities
     4.Knows that low voter participation is a contemporary issue that involves civic responsibility
     5.Knows that avoidance of jury duty is a contemporary issue that involves civic responsibility
     6.Knows that the failure to be informed about public issues is a contemporary issue that involves civic responsibility
   Benchmark 5.Understands how citizens' responsibilities as Americans could require the subordination of their personal rights and interests to the public good
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands how citizens’ responsibilities as Americans could require the subordination of personal rights to the public good
     2.Understands how citizens’ responsibilities as Americans could require the subordination of their personal interests to the public good
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 1.Understands the distinction between personal and civic responsibilities and the tensions that may arise between them
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands differences between personal responsibility and civic responsibility
     2.Understands the tensions that may arise between personal responsibility and civic responsibility
   Benchmark 3.Understands the importance of each citizen reflecting on, criticizing, and reaffirming basic constitutional principles
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the importance of each citizen reflecting on the basic constitutional principles
     2.Understands the importance of each citizen criticizing the basic constitutional principles
     3.Understands the importance of each citizen reaffirming the basic constitutional principles
   Benchmark 4.Understands the importance for individuals and society of fulfilling civic responsibilities such as assuming leadership when appropriate, registering to vote, and voting knowledgeably on candidates and issues
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the importance for individuals of fulfilling civic responsibilities
     2.Understands the importance for society of fulfilling civic responsibilities
     3.Understands the importance for individuals and society of assuming leadership when appropriate
     4.Understands the importance for individuals and society of registering to vote
     5.Understands the importance to individuals and society of voting knowledgeably on candidates and issues
   Benchmark 5.Understands whether and when moral obligations or constitutional principles require one to refuse to assume certain civic responsibilities
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands whether and when moral obligations require one to refuse certain civil responsibilities
     2.Understands whether and when moral obligations require one to assume certain civil responsibilities
     3.Understands whether and when constitutional principles require one to refuse certain civil responsibilities
     4.Understands whether and when constitutional principles require one to refuse certain civil responsibilities