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Topic: Function of government 

Civics

 Standard 1.  Understands ideas about civic life, politics, and government
  Level II (Grade 3-5)
   Benchmark 7.Knows how government makes it possible for people to work together to accomplish goals they could not achieve individually
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows that government makes it possible for people to work together to accomplish goals
     2.Knows that some goals cannot be accomplished individually
 Standard 15.  Understands how the United States Constitution grants and distributes power and responsibilities to national and state government and how it seeks to prevent the abuse of power
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 9.Understands how and why beliefs about the purposes and functions of the national government have changed over time
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands how beliefs about the purpose of the national government have changed over time
     2.Understands why beliefs about the purpose of the national government have changed over time
     3.Understands how beliefs about the functions of the national government have changed over time
     4.Understands why beliefs about the functions of the national government have changed over time