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Topic: Voluntarism in American life 

Civics

 Standard 10.  Understands the roles of voluntarism and organized groups in American social and political life
  Level II (Grade 3-5)
   Benchmark 1.Understands the importance of voluntarism as a characteristic of American society (e.g., people should volunteer to help others in their family, schools, communities, state, nation, and the world; volunteering is a source of individual satisfaction and fulfillment)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands that people should volunteer to help others in their family, schools, communities, state, nation, and the world
     2.Understands that volunteering is a source of individual satisfaction and fulfillment
  Level III (Grade 6-8)
   Benchmark 1.Knows factors that have influenced American voluntarism (e.g., colonial conditions, frontier traditions, religious beliefs)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows that colonial conditions have influenced American voluntarism
     2.Knows that frontier traditions have influenced American voluntarism
     3.Knows that religious beliefs have influenced American voluntarism
   Benchmark 2.Knows services that are provided by charitable, religious, and civic groups in the community (e.g., health, child, and elderly care; disaster relief; counseling; tutoring; basic needs such as food, clothing, shelter)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows services that are provided by charitable groups in the community
     2.Knows services that are provided by religious groups in the community
     3.Knows services that are provided by civics groups in the community
     4.Knows that health, child, and elderly care are provided by various groups in the community
     5.Knows that disaster relief is provided by various groups in the community
     6.Knows that counseling is provided by various groups in the community
     7.Knows that tutoring is provided by various groups in the community
     8.Knows that basic needs such as food, clothing, and shelter are provided by various groups in the community
   Benchmark 3.Knows volunteer opportunities that exist in one's own school and community
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows volunteer opportunities that exist in one’s own school
     2.Knows volunteer opportunities that exist in one’s own community
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 1.Knows how the Puritan ethic encouraged American voluntarism
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the concept of Puritan ethic
     2.Understands the relationship between Puritan ethic and voluntarism
   Benchmark 2.Knows how voluntary associations and other organized groups have been involved in functions usually associated with government (e.g., social welfare, education)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows how voluntary associations have been involved in social welfare
     2.Knows how voluntary associations have been involved in education
   Benchmark 3.Knows the extent of voluntarism in American society compared to other countries
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows the extent of volunteerism in American society
     2.Knows the extent of volunteerism in countries other than America
   Benchmark 4.Understands the relationship between American voluntarism and Americans' ideas about limited government
   Benchmark 5.Understands issues that arise regarding what responsibilities belong to individuals and groups and the private sector, what responsibilities belong to the government, and how these responsibilities should be shared by the private sector and the government
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands issues that arise regarding what responsibilities belong to the private sector
     2.Understands issues that arise regarding what responsibilities belong to the government
     3.Understands issues that arise regarding how responsibilities should be shared by the private sector and the government