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Topic: Economic rights 

Family/Consumer Sciences

 Standard 5.  Understand importance concepts and skills related to careers in consumer sciences
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 1.Knows factors that impact consumer advocacy (e.g., consumer protection laws, the contribution of policy makers, the role of advocacy groups, manufacturers’ policies and procedures, the use of educational and promotional procedures, the role of the media)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows that there are factors that impact consumer advocacy
     2.Knows that consumer protection laws impact consumer advocacy
     3.Knows that the contribution of policy makers impact consumer advocacy
     4.Understands the role of consumer advocacy groups
     5.Knows how the use of educational and promotional procedures impact consumer advocacy

Civics

 Standard 25.  Understands issues regarding personal, political, and economic rights
  Level II (Grade 3-5)
   Benchmark 3.Knows what constitutes economic rights and why they are important (e.g., to own property, choose one's work)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows examples of economic rights
     2.Knows the importance of economic rights
     3.Knows that the right to own property is an economic right
     5.Knows that the right to choose one’s work is an economic right
  Level III (Grade 6-8)
   Benchmark 5.Knows important economic rights (e.g., the right to own property, choose one's work, change employment, join a labor union, establish a business), and knows statements of economic rights in the United States Constitution (e.g., requirement of just compensation, contracts, copyright, patents)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows important economic rights
     2.Knows that the right to own property is an important economic right
     3.Knows that the right to choose one’s work is an important economic right
     4.Knows that the right to change employment is an important economic right
     5.Knows that the right to join a labor union is an important economic right
     6.Knows that the right to establish a business is an important economic right
     7.Knows statements of economic rights in the U.S. Constitution
     8.Knows that the requirement of just compensation is an economic right stated in the Constitution
     9.Knows that the right to enter into a lawful contract is an economic right stated in the Constitution
     10.Knows that the right to copyright is an economic right stated in the Constitution
     11.Knows that the right to a patent is an economic right stated in the Constitution
   Benchmark 6.Understands the importance to individuals and society of such economic rights as the right to acquire, use, transfer, and dispose of property; choose one's work and change employment; join labor unions and professional associations; establish and operate a business; copyright and patent; and enter into lawful contracts
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the importance to individuals and society of the right to acquire, use, transfer, and dispose of property
     2.Understands the importance to individuals and society of the right to choose one’s work
     3.Understands the importance to individuals and society of the right to change employment
     4.Understands the importance to individuals and society of the right to join labor unions and professional organizations
     5.Understands the importance to individuals and society of the right to establish and operate a business
     6.Understands the importance to individuals and society of the right to copyright and patent
     7.Understands the importance to individuals and society of the right to enter into lawful contracts
   Benchmark 7.Understands basic contemporary issues involving personal, political, and economic rights (e.g., personal rights issues such as dress codes, curfews, sexual harassment; political rights issues such as hate speech, fair trial, free press; economic rights issues such as welfare, minimum wage, health care, equal pay for equal work)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     3.Understands basic contemporary issues concerning economic rights
     10.Knows that welfare is a contemporary issue concerning economic rights
     11.Knows that minimum wage is a contemporary issue concerning economic rights
     12.Knows that health care is a contemporary issue concerning economic rights
     13.Knows that equal pay for equal work is a contemporary issue concerning economic rights
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 3.Understands the argument that economic responsibilities follow from economic rights
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows examples of economic responsibilities
   Benchmark 4.Understands contemporary issues that involve economic rights such as consumer product safety, taxation, affirmative action, eminent domain, zoning, copyright, patents
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands contemporary issues that involve economic rights such as consumer product safety
     2.Understands contemporary issues that involve economic rights such as taxation
     3.Understands contemporary issues that involve economic rights such as affirmative action
     4.Understands contemporary issues that involve economic rights such as eminent domain
     5.Understands contemporary issues that involve economic rights such as zoning
     6.Understands contemporary issues that involve economic rights such as copyright
     7.Understands contemporary issues that involve economic rights such as patents
   Benchmark 5.Knows major documentary sources of personal, political, and economic rights such as the Northwest Ordinance, state constitutions and bills of rights, court decisions, and common law
    Knowledge/skill statements
     3.Knows major documentary sources of economic rights
     5.Knows that state constitutions and bills of rights are documentary sources of personal, political, and economic rights
     6.Knows that court decisions are documentary sources of personal, political, and economic rights
     7.Knows that common laws are documentary sources of personal, political, and economic rights
   Benchmark 6.Understands how personal, political, and economic rights are secured by constitutional government and by such means as the rule of law, checks and balances, an independent judiciary, and a vigilant citizenry
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands how personal, political, and economic rights are secured by constitutional government
     2.Understands how personal, political, and economic rights are secured by the rule of law
     3.Understands how personal, political, and economic rights are secured by checks and balances
     4.Understands how personal, political, and economic rights are secured by independent judiciary
     5.Understands how personal, political, and economic rights are secured by vigilant citizenry
 Standard 26.  Understands issues regarding the proper scope and limits of rights and the relationships among personal, political, and economic rights
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 1.Knows how to distinguish among personal, political, and economic rights (e.g., the right to live where one chooses as distinct from the right to use money to buy personal property as distinct from the right to register to vote)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     2.Knows how to distinguish between personal rights and economic rights
     3.Knows how to distinguish between political rights and economic rights
   Benchmark 3.Knows examples of situations in which personal, political, or economic rights are in conflict
    Knowledge/skill statements
     2.Knows examples of conflicts between personal rights and economic rights
     3.Knows examples of conflicts between political rights and economic rights
   Benchmark 4.Understands the argument that poverty, unemployment, and urban decay serve to limit both political and economic rights
    Knowledge/skill statements
     4.Understands the argument that poverty serves to limit economic rights
     5.Understands the argument that unemployment serves to limit economic rights
     6.Understands the argument that urban decay serves to limit economic rights
   Benchmark 5.Understands the argument that personal, political, and economic rights reinforce each other
    Knowledge/skill statements
     2.Understands the argument that personal rights reinforce economic rights
     3.Understands the argument that political rights reinforce economic rights
   Benchmark 6.Understands the relationship between political rights and the economic right to acquire, use, transfer, and dispose of property
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the relationship between political rights and the economic right to acquire property
     2.Understands the relationship between political rights and the economic right to use property
     3.Understands the relationship between political rights and the economic right to transfer property
     4.Understands the relationship between political rights and the economic right to dispose of property
   Benchmark 7.Understands the relationship of political rights to economic rights such as the right to choose one's work, to change employment, and to join a labor union and other lawful associations
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the relationship between political rights and the economic right to choose one’s work
     2.Understands the relationship between political rights and the economic right to change employment
     3.Understands the relationship between political rights and the economic right to join a labor union
     4.Understands the relationship between political rights and the economic right to join lawful associations