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Topic: Selection of political leaders 

Civics

 Standard 17.  Understands issues concerning the relationship between state and local governments and the national government and issues pertaining to representation at all three levels of government
  Level II (Grade 3-5)
   Benchmark 4.Knows how state and local government officials are chosen (i.e., by election or appointment)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows how state government officials are chosen
     2.Knows how local government officials are chosen
     3.Knows that some state government officials are chosen by election
     4.Knows that some state government officials are appointed
     5.Knows that some local government officials are chosen by election
     6.Knows that some local government officials are appointed
 Standard 29.  Understands the importance of political leadership, public service, and a knowledgeable citizenry in American constitutional democracy
  Level II (Grade 3-5)
   Benchmark 4.Knows the major duties, powers, privileges, and limitations of a position of leadership (e.g., class president, mayor, state senator, tribal chairperson, president of the United States); and knows how to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of candidates in terms of the qualifications required for a particular leadership role
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows the major duties, powers, privileges, and limitations of a class president
     2.Knows the major duties, powers, privileges, and limitations of a mayor
     3.Knows the major duties, powers, privileges, and limitations of a state senator
     4.Knows the major duties, powers, privileges, and limitations of a tribal chairperson
     5.Knows the major duties, powers, privileges, and limitations of the president of the United States
     6.Knows how to evaluate a candidate’s strengths and weaknesses
     7.Knows that the qualifications required for a particular leadership role may be different from those required by a different leadership role
     8.Knows that candidates should be evaluated based on the requirements for a particular leadership role
   Benchmark 6.Knows the criteria necessary for evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of candidates in relation to the qualifications required for a particular leadership role
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows how to evaluate a candidate’s strengths and weaknesses
     2.Knows that the qualifications required for a particular leadership role may be different from those required by a different leadership role
     3.Knows that candidates should be evaluated based on the requirements for a particular leadership role