Standards Database Logo
Home | Browse | Search | Purpose | History | Process | Acknowledgment| Reference

 


 


Topic: Role of justice in American society 

Civics

 Standard 3.  Understands the sources, purposes, and functions of law, and the importance of the rule of law for the protection of individual rights and the common good
  Level Pre-K (Grade Pre-K)
   Benchmark 2.Understands the concept of fairness
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows situations that are fair or unfair
     2.Knows behaviors that are fair or unfair
  Level I (Grade K-2)
   Benchmark 1.Knows that promoting justice is one of the fundamental purposes of law in American society
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows there are reasons for law in American society
     2.Knows that justice can be upheld with law
   Benchmark 2.Knows that justice means essentially the same thing as fairness
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the concept of justice
     2.Understands the relationship of justice to fairness
   Benchmark 3.Knows that distributive justice refers to problems of fairness arising over "who gets what" based on the criteria of need, ability, and desert; and knows examples of situations that involve distributive justice (e.g., how much food should different members of a family receive at dinner time)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands that distributive justice bases "who gets what" on need
     2.Understands that distributive justice bases "who gets what" on ability
     3.Understands that distributive justice bases "who gets what" on desert
     4.Knows examples of distributive justice
     5.Understands that how much food different family members receive at dinner time is an example of distributive justice
   Benchmark 4.Knows that corrective justice deals with problems arising over how to make things right when a wrong or injury has occurred, and knows examples of situations involving corrective justice (e.g., how to deal justly with a child who has stolen something from a classmate)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows that corrective justice deals with problems arising over how to make things right when a wrong or injury has occurred
     2.Knows examples of corrective justice
     3.Understands that dealing with a child who has stolen something from a classmate involves corrective justice
   Benchmark 5.Knows that procedural justice refers to problems arising over fair ways to gather information and make just decisions, and knows examples of situations involving procedural justice (e.g., how should a class president go about deciding which games the class will play)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows that procedural justice refers to problems arising over fair ways to gather information and make just decisions
     2.Knows examples of procedural justice
     3.Understands that how a class president goes about deciding which games the class will play involves procedural justice
 Standard 8.  Understands the central ideas of American constitutional government and how this form of government has shaped the character of American society
  Level I (Grade K-2)
   Benchmark 1.Knows that America has had a historical commitment to the pursuit of justice
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows that justice plays an important role in American history
     2.Knows that past actions indicate a historical commitment