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Topic: Influence of American political ideas on other nations 

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 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
 Standard 23.  Understands the impact of significant political and nonpolitical developments on the United States and other nations
  Level III (Grade 6-8)
   Benchmark 1.Understands the impact that the American Revolution and the values and principles expressed in the Declaration of Independence, the United States Constitution, and the Bill of Rights has had on other nations
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the impact that the American Revolution has had on other nations
     2.Understands the impact that the values and principles expressed in the Declaration of Independence has had on other nations
     3.Understands the impact that the values and principles of the U.S. Constitution has had on other nations
     4.Understands that the impact that the values and principles expressed in the Bill of Rights has had on other nations
   Benchmark 2.Understands the influence that American ideas about rights have had on other nations and international organizations (e.g., French Revolution; democracy movements in Eastern Europe, People’s Republic of China, Latin America, South Africa; United Nations Charter; Universal Declaration of Human Rights)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the influence that American ideas about rights have had on other nations
     2.Understands the influence that American ideas about rights have had on international organizations
     3.Understands the influence that American ideas about rights had on the French Revolution
     4.Understands the influence that American ideas about rights have had on democracy movements in Eastern Europe
     5.Understands the influence that American ideas about rights have had on the People’s Republic of China
     6.Understands the influence that American ideas about rights have had on Latin America
     7.Understands the influence that American ideas about rights have had on South Africa
     8.Understands the influence that American ideas about rights have had on the United Nations Charter
     9.Understands the influence that American ideas about rights have had on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 1.Understands the influence that American ideas about rights have had abroad and how other peoples’ ideas about rights have influenced Americans
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the influence that American ideas about rights have had abroad
     2.Understands the influence that other people‚Äôs ideas about rights have had on Americans
   Benchmark 3.Understands the effects that significant American political developments have on other nations (e.g., immigration policies; opposition to communism; promotion of human rights; foreign trade; economic, military, and humanitarian aid)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the effects that American immigration policies have had on other nations
     2.Understands the effects that American opposition to communism has had on other nations
     3.Understands the effects that American promotion of human rights has had on other nations
     4.Understands the effects that American foreign trade has had on other nations
     5.Understands the effects that American economic, military, and humanitarian aid has had on other nations