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Topic: Domestic policies in late 20th century United States 

Civics

 Standard 16.  Understands the major responsibilities of the national government for domestic and foreign policy, and understands how government is financed through taxation
  Level III (Grade 6-8)
   Benchmark 1.Understands how and why domestic policies affect American citizens' lives, and knows historical and contemporary examples of important domestic policies (e.g., Pure Food and Drug Act, Environmental Protection Act, civil rights laws, minimum wage laws, Social Security)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands how domestic policies affect American citizens’ lives
     2.Understands why domestic policies affect American citizens’ lives
     3.Knows historical examples of important domestic policies
     4.Knows contemporary examples of important domestic policies
     5.Understands the Pure Food and Drug Act
     6.Understands the Environmental Protection Act
     7.Understands civil rights laws
     8.Understands minimum wage laws
     9.Understands Social Security policies
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 2.Understands competing arguments concerning the role of government in major areas of domestic and foreign policy (e.g., health care, education, child care, regulation of business and industry, foreign aid, intervention abroad)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands competing arguments concerning the role of government in major areas of domestic policy
     2.Understands competing arguments concerning the role of government in major areas of foreign policy
     3.Understands competing arguments concerning the role of government in health care
     4.Understands competing arguments concerning the role of government in education
     5.Understands competing arguments concerning the role of government in child care
     6.Understands competing arguments concerning the role of government in the regulation of business and industry
     7.Understands competing arguments concerning the role of government in foreign aid
     8.Understands competing arguments concerning the role of government in interventions abroad