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Topic: Civil society and government 

Civics

 Standard 2.  Understands the essential characteristics of limited and unlimited governments
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 1.Understands what "civil society" is and how it provides opportunities for individuals to associate for social, cultural, religious, economic, and political purposes (e.g., family, friendships, membership in organizations, participation in unions and business enterprises)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the concept of a "civil society"
     2.Understands how a civil society provides opportunities for individuals to associate for social purposes
     3.Understands how a civil society provides opportunities for individuals to associate for cultural purposes
     4.Understands how a civil society provides opportunities for individuals to associate for religious purposes
     5.Understands how a civil society provides opportunities for individuals to associate for economic purposes
     6.Understands how a civil society provides opportunities for individuals to associate for political purposes
     7.Understands that a civil society provides opportunities for family relationships
     8.Understands that a civil society provides opportunities for friendships
     9.Understands that a civil society provides opportunities for membership in an organization
     10.Understands that a civil society provides opportunities for participation in unions and business enterprises
   Benchmark 2.Understands how civil society allows for individuals or groups to influence government in ways other than voting and elections
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands how civil society allows for individuals or groups to influence the government
     2.Understands that in a civil society, people can influence the government without voting
     3.Understands that in a civil society, people can influence the government without elections
   Benchmark 3.Understands how the individual, social, and economic relationships that make up civil society have been used to maintain limited government
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands how the individual relationships that make up civil society have been used to maintain limited government
     2.Understands how the social relationships that make up civil society have been used to maintain limited government
     3.Understands how the economic relationships that make up civil society have been used to maintain limited government
   Benchmark 4.Understands how relationships between government and civil society in constitutional democracies differ from those in authoritarian and totalitarian regimes
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the relationship between government and civil society in a constitutional democracy
     2.Understands the relationship between government and civil society in a authoritarian regime
     3.Understands the relationship between government and civil society in a totalitarian regime
     4.Understands how the relationships between government and civil society differ in limited and unlimited governments