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Topic: Domestic policies of the Kennedy and Johnson administrations 

United States History

 Standard 28.  Understands domestic policies in the post-World War II period
  Level II (Grade 5-6)
   Benchmark 2.Understands the impact of the Kennedy and Johnson administrations on domestic affairs (e.g., the domestic policies of the "New Frontier," legislation and programs enacted during Johnson’s presidency, how Jacqueline Kennedy developed the Camelot images to depict her husband’s presidency)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the impact of the Kennedy administration on domestic affairs
     2.Understands the impact of the Johnson administration on domestic affairs
     3.Knows about the domestic policies of the "New Frontier"
     4.Knows about legislation and programs enacted during Johnson’s presidency
     5.Knows how Jacqueline Kennedy developed the Camelot images to depict her husband’s presidency
  Level III (Grade 7-8)
   Benchmark 3.Understands the legacy of the New Frontier and Great Society domestic programs (e.g., the effectiveness of the Great Society programs, the second environmental movement, how the two programs differed, the impact of the Kennedy assassination on the passage of reform legislation during the Johnson administration, how Kennedy’s and Johnson’s leadership styles differed, factors that contributed to greater public support for Great Society)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the legacy of the New Frontier programs
     2.Understands the legacy and effectiveness of the Great Society programs
     3.Knows about the second environmental movement
     4.Knows how the New Frontier and Great Society programs differed
     5.Knows how Kennedy’s assassination impacted the passage of reform legislation during the Johnson administration
     6.Knows differences between Kennedy’s and Johnson’s leadership styles
     7.Knows about factors that contributed to greater public support for the Great Society
   Benchmark 4.Understands the major issues of the 1960 presidential campaign and Kennedy's stance on each (e.g., the central domestic and foreign issues that divided Kennedy and Nixon, the extent to which religion was an issue in the campaign, how Kennedy responded to the Cold War issues)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands Kennedy’s position on domestic issues in the 1960 presidential campaign
     2.Understands Kennedy’s position on foreign issues in the 1960 presidential campaign
     3.Understands Nixon’s position on domestic issues in the 1960 presidential campaign
     4.Understands Nixon’s position on foreign issues in the 1960 presidential campaign
     5.Understands the role of religion in the 1960 presidential campaign
     6.Knows how Kennedy responded to Cold War issues
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 2.Understands characteristics of the Kennedy presidency (e.g., the role of the media in the election of 1960; Kennedy’s commitment to liberalism and his ideas about citizenship, rights, and responsibilities)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the role of the media in the election of 1960
     2.Understands President Kennedy’s commitment to liberalism
     3.Understands President Kennedy’s ideas about citizenship, rights, and responsibilities
   Benchmark 4.Understands characteristics of the Johnson presidency (e.g., how Johnson’s presidential leadership contrasted with and was affected by the Kennedy legacy)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the leadership of President Johnson
     2.Understands the leadership of President Kennedy