Standards Database Logo
Home | Browse | Search | Purpose | History | Process | Acknowledgment| Reference

 


 


Topic: Ends and means of U.S. foreign policy 

Civics

 Standard 22.  Understands how the world is organized politically into nation-states, how nation-states interact with one another, and issues surrounding U.S. foreign policy
  Level III (Grade 6-8)
   Benchmark 6.Knows examples of important current foreign policy issues and the means the United States is using to deal with them
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows examples of current foreign policy issues
     2.Knows means the U.S. is using to deal with current foreign policy issues
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 8.Understands the influence of American constitutional values and principles on American foreign policy (e.g., a commitment to the self-determination of nations), and understands the tensions that might arise among American values, principles, and interests as the nation deals with the practical requirements of international politics (e.g., a commitment to human rights and the requirements of national security)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the influence of American constitutional values and principles on American foreign policy
     2.Knows that the commitment to the self-determination of nations is an American constitutional principle which can influence American foreign policy
     3.Understands the tensions that might arise among American values, principles, and interests as the nation deals with the practical requirements of international politics
     4.Understands the tensions that might arise among American values, principles, and interests when the nation deals with its commitment to human rights versus the requirements of national security
   Benchmark 9.Understands the current role of the United States in peacemaking and peacekeeping
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the current role of the U.S. in peacemaking
     2.Understands the current role of the U.S. in peacekeeping