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Topic: Political rights 

Civics

 Standard 25.  Understands issues regarding personal, political, and economic rights
  Level II (Grade 3-5)
   Benchmark 2.Knows what constitutes political rights and why they are important (e.g., to speak freely, criticize the government, join political parties or organizations that strive to influence government policies, seek and hold political office)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows examples of political rights
     2.Knows the importance of political rights
     3.Knows that the right to speak freely is a political right
     4.Knows that the right to criticize the government is a political right
     5.Knows that the right to join political parties or organizations that strive to influence government policies is a political right
     6.Knows that the right to seek and hold political office is a political right
  Level III (Grade 6-8)
   Benchmark 3.Knows what constitutes political rights (e.g., the right to vote, petition, assembly, freedom of press), and knows the major documentary sources of political rights such as the Declaration of Independence, United States Constitution including the Bill of Rights, state constitutions, and civil rights legislation
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows examples of political rights
     2.Knows major documentary sources of political rights
     3.Knows that documentation of political rights can be found in the Declaration of Independence
     4.Knows that documentation of political rights can be found in the U.S. Constitution including the Bill of Rights
     5.Knows that documentation of political rights can be found in state constitutions
     6.Knows that documentation of political rights can be found in civil rights legislation
   Benchmark 4.Understands the importance to individuals and society of such political rights as the right to vote and run for public office and the freedom of speech, press, assembly, and petition
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the importance to individuals and society of political rights
     2.Understands the importance to individuals and society of the right to vote
     3.Understands the importance to individuals and society of the right to run for public office
     4.Understands the importance to individuals and society of the freedom of speech
     5.Understands the importance to individuals and society of the freedom of press
     6.Understands the importance to individuals and society of the freedom of assembly
     7.Understands the importance to individuals and society of the freedom of petition
   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 2.Understands contemporary issues that involve political rights such as access to classified information and changing the boundaries of congressional and state legislative districts
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands contemporary issues that involve political rights such as access to classified information
     2.Understands contemporary issues that involve political rights such as changing the boundaries of congressional legislative districts
     3.Understands contemporary issues that involve political rights such as changing the boundaries of state legislative districts
   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 4.Understands the argument that poverty, unemployment, and urban decay serve to limit both political and economic rights
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the argument that poverty serves to limit political rights
     2.Understands the argument that unemployment serves to limit political rights
     3.Understands the argument that urban decay serves to limit political rights
     4.Understands the argument that poverty serves to limit economic rights
     5.Understands the argument that unemployment serves to limit economic rights
     6.Understands the argument that urban decay serves to limit 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
   Benchmark 6.Understands the relationship between political rights and the economic right to acquire, use, transfer, and dispose of property
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the relationship between political rights and the economic right to acquire property
     2.Understands the relationship between political rights and the economic right to use property
     3.Understands the relationship between political rights and the economic right to transfer property
     4.Understands the relationship between political rights and the economic right to dispose of property
   Benchmark 7.Understands the relationship of political rights to economic rights such as the right to choose one's work, to change employment, and to join a labor union and other lawful associations
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the relationship between political rights and the economic right to choose one’s work
     2.Understands the relationship between political rights and the economic right to change employment
     3.Understands the relationship between political rights and the economic right to join a labor union
     4.Understands the relationship between political rights and the economic right to join lawful associations