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Topic: Promotion of American democratic ideals 

Civics

 Standard 9.  Understands the importance of Americans sharing and supporting certain values, beliefs, and principles of American constitutional democracy
  Level II (Grade 3-5)
   Benchmark 6.Knows how the values and principles of American democracy can be promoted through respecting the rights of others (e.g., being open to opposing views, not invading others' privacy, not discriminating unfairly against others)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows that by being open to opposing views, the values and principles of American democracy are promoted
     2.Knows that by not invading others’ privacy, the values and principles of American democracy are promoted
     3.Knows that by not discriminating unfairly against others, the values and principles of American democracy are promoted
   Benchmark 7.Knows how the values and principles of American democracy can be fostered through helping to promote the common good (e.g., volunteer work)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands that as a volunteer, one is helping to promote the common good
   Benchmark 8.Knows how the values and principles of American democracy can be promoted through participating in government (e.g., voting, keeping informed about public issues, writing to legislators, serving on juries)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows that voting is one way to participate in government and promote the values and principles of American democracy
     2.Knows that keeping informed about public issues is one way to participate in government and promote the values and principles of American democracy
     3.Knows that writing to legislators is one way to participate in government and promote the values and principles of American democracy
     4.Knows that serving on juries is one way to participate in government and promote the values and principles of American democracy