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Topic: Personal rights 

Civics

 Standard 25.  Understands issues regarding personal, political, and economic rights
  Level Pre-K (Grade Pre-K)
   Benchmark 1.Understands that other people have rights
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows that rights are things to which people are entitled
  Level I (Grade K-2)
   Benchmark 1.Knows that the right to privacy is a personal right guaranteed by the United States Constitution
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows that the right to privacy is a personal right
     2.Knows that some rights are guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution
     3.knows that the right to privacy is guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution
  Level II (Grade 3-5)
   Benchmark 1.Knows what constitutes personal rights and why they are important (e.g., to associate with whomever one chooses, practice the religion of one’s choice)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows examples of personal rights
     2.Knows why personal rights are important
     3.Knows that the right to associate with whomever one chooses is a personal right
     4.Knows that the right to practice the religion of one’s choice is a personal right
   Benchmark 4.Knows contemporary issues regarding rights (e.g., school prayer, equal pay for equal work, welfare)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows that school prayer is a contemporary issue concerning rights
     2.Knows that equal pay for equal work is a contemporary issue concerning rights
     3.Knows that welfare is a contemporary issue concerning rights
  Level III (Grade 6-8)
   Benchmark 1.Knows what constitutes personal rights (e.g., freedom of conscience, freedom to marry whom one chooses, to have children, to associate with whomever one pleases, to live where one chooses, to travel freely, to emigrate) and the major documentary sources of personal rights (e.g., Declaration of Independence, United States Constitution including the Bill of Rights, state constitutions)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows examples of personal rights
     2.Knows major documentary sources of personal rights
     3.Knows that documentation of personal rights can be found in the Declaration of Independence
     4.Knows that documentation of personal rights can be found in the U.S. Constitution, including the Bill of Rights
     5.Knows that documentation of personal rights can be found in state constitutions
   Benchmark 2.Understands the importance to individuals and society of such personal rights as freedom of conscience and religion, freedom of expression and association, freedom of movement and residence, and privacy
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the importance to individuals and society of personal rights
     2.Understands the importance to individuals and society of the freedom of conscience and religion
     3.Understands the importance to individuals and society of the freedom of expression and association
     4.Understands the importance to individuals and society of the freedom of movement and residence
     5.Understands the importance to individuals and society of the right to privacy
   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
     1.Understands basic contemporary issues involving personal rights
     2.Understands basic contemporary issues concerning political rights
     3.Understands basic contemporary issues concerning economic rights
     4.Knows that dress code is an example of a contemporary issue concerning personal rights
     5.Knows that curfew is an example of a contemporary issue concerning personal rights
     6.Knows that sexual harassment is an example of a contemporary issue concerning personal rights
     7.Knows that hate speech is a contemporary issue concerning political rights
     8.Knows that fair trial is a contemporary issue concerning political rights
     9.Knows that free press is a contemporary issue concerning political 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 1.Understands the importance to individuals and to society of personal rights such as freedom of thought and conscience, privacy and personal autonomy, and the right to due process of law and equal protection of the law
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the importance to individuals and society of personal rights such as freedom of thought and conscious
     2.Understands the importance to individuals and society of personal rights such as the right to privacy
     3.Understands the importance to individuals and society of personal rights such as the right to personal autonomy
     4.Understands the importance to individuals and society of personal rights such as the right to due process under the law
     5.Understands the importance to individuals and society of personal rights such as the right to equal protection under the law
   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
     1.Knows major documentary sources of personal rights
     2.Knows major documentary sources of political rights
     3.Knows major documentary sources of economic rights
     4.Knows that the Northwest Ordinance is a documentary source of personal and political 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
     1.Knows how to distinguish between personal rights and political rights
     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
     1.Knows examples of conflicts between personal rights and political rights
     2.Knows examples of conflicts between personal rights and economic rights
     3.Knows examples of conflicts between political rights and economic rights
   Benchmark 5.Understands the argument that personal, political, and economic rights reinforce each other
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the argument that personal rights reinforce political rights
     2.Understands the argument that personal rights reinforce economic rights
     3.Understands the argument that political rights reinforce economic rights