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Topic: Distinguishing characteristics of social and political participation 

Civics

 Standard 28.  Understands how participation in civic and political life can help citizens attain individual and public goals
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 2.Understands what distinguishes participation in government and political life from nonpolitical participation in civil society and private life (e.g., participating in a campaign to change laws regulating nursing homes as opposed to volunteering to work in a nursing home), and understands the importance of both forms of participation to American constitutional democracy
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands what distinguishes participation in government from nonpolitical participation in civil society
     2.Understands what distinguishes political life from private life
     3.Understands the importance of participation in government and political life to American constitutional democracy
     4.Understands the importance of participation in civil society and private life to American constitutional democracy