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Topic: Government representatives 

Civics

 Standard 17.  Understands issues concerning the relationship between state and local governments and the national government and issues pertaining to representation at all three levels of government
  Level II (Grade 3-5)
   Benchmark 6.Knows the names of his/her legislators at the state and national levels (e.g., representatives and senators in his/her state legislature and in Congress) and the names of his/her representatives in the executive branches of government at the national, state, and local levels (e.g., mayor, governor, president)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows the names of his/her representatives and senators in the state legislature
     2.Knows the names of his/her representatives and senators in Congress
     3.Knows names of his/her representatives in the executive branches of government at the national, state, and local levels
     4.Knows the name of the U.S. President
     5.Knows the name of his/her state’s governor
     6.Knows the name of his/her city’s mayor
   Benchmark 7.Knows how to contact his/her representatives and which levels of government he/she should contact to express his/her opinions or get help on a specific problem (e.g., the environment, crime, stray or wild animals)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows how to contact his/her representatives
     2.Knows which levels of government to contact to express personal opinions
     3.Knows which levels of government to contact to get help on a specific problem
     4.Knows which levels of government to contact about issues concerning the environment
     5.Knows which levels of government to contact about issues concerning crime
     6.Knows which levels of government to contact about issues concerning stray or wild animals
  Level III (Grade 6-8)
   Benchmark 7.Understands how he/she can contact his/her representatives and why it is important to do so, and knows which level of government he/she should contact to express his/her opinions or to get help on a specific problem (e.g., opinions about a curfew for juveniles, an increase in state sales tax, aid to another country; problems with street lights, driver’s license, federal income taxes)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows how to contact his/her representatives
     2.Understands why it is important to contact one’s representatives
     3.Knows which levels of government to contact to get help on a specific problem
     4.Knows which levels of government to contact to express personal opinions
     5.Knows which levels of government to contact to express opinions about a curfew for juveniles
     6.Knows which levels of government to contact to express opinions about an increase in state sales tax
     7.Knows which levels of government to contact to express opinions about aid to another country
     8.Knows which levels of government to contact to report problems with street lights
     9.Knows which levels of government to contact to report problems with a driver’s license
     10.Knows which levels of government to contact to report problems with federal income taxes