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

 


 


Topic: Public goods and services 

Economics

 Standard 6.  Understands the roles government plays in the United States economy
  Level I (Grade K-2)
   Benchmark 1.Knows that some of the goods and services we use are provided by the government (e.g., schools, parks, police and fire protection)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows that the government provides some public goods and services
     2.Knows examples of government provided goods and services
     3.Knows that public schools are a good and service provided by the government
     4.Knows that parks are a good and service provided by the government
     5.Knows that police departments are a service provided by the government
     6.Knows that fire departments are a service provided by the government
  Level III (Grade 6-8)
   Benchmark 2.Understands that governments provide public goods because of the properties of shared consumption (i.e., non-rival products that can be used simultaneously by more than one person without reducing the amount of the product available for others to consume) and non-exclusion (i.e., public goods and service provide benefits to more than one person at the same time, and their use cannot be restricted only to those people who have paid to use them)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands that governments provide public goods because of the properties of shared consumption
     2.Understands the concept of shared consumption
     3.Understands that governments provide public goods because of the properties of non-exclusion
     4.Understands the concept of non-exclusion
     5.Knows the meaning of the term "non-rival product"
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 2.Understands that most federal tax revenue comes from personal income and payroll taxes, and these taxes are used to fund social security payments, the costs of national defense, medical expenditures, and interest payments on the national debt
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands that most federal tax revenue comes from personal income and payroll taxes
     2.Understands that federal tax revenue is used to fund Social Security payments
     3.Understands that federal tax revenue is used to cover the costs of national defense
     4.Understands that federal tax revenue is used to fund medical expenditures
     5.Understands that federal tax revenue is used to fund interest payments on the national debt
   Benchmark 3.Understands that most state and local government revenues come from sales taxes, grants from the federal government, personal income taxes, and property taxes, and are used to fund education, public welfare, road constructions and repair, and public safety
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows that some state and local government revenue come from sales tax
     2.Knows that some state and local government revenue come from federal grants
     3.Knows that some state and local government revenue come from personal income taxes
     4.Knows that some state and local government revenue come from property taxes
     5.Understands that state and local government revenue is used to fund education
     6.Understands that state and local government revenue is used to fund public welfare
     7.Understands that state and local government revenue is used to fund road construction and repair

Family/Consumer Sciences

 Standard 5.  Understand importance concepts and skills related to careers in consumer sciences
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 6.Knows consumer programs and services provided by the government, public utilities, resource recovery businesses, and environmental organizations
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows consumer programs and services provided by the government
     2.Knows consumer programs and services provided by the public utilities
     3.Knows consumer programs and services provided by resource recovery businesses
     4.Knows consumer programs and services provided by environmental organizations