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Topic: Foreign policies in the 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 2.Understands how and why foreign policies affect the lives of American citizens, and knows historical and contemporary examples of important foreign policies (e.g., Monroe Doctrine, Marshall Plan, immigration acts, arms control, promoting democracy and human rights throughout the world)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands how foreign policies affect the lives of American citizens
     2.Understands why foreign policies affect the lives of American citizens
     3.Knows historical examples of important foreign policies
     4.Knows contemporary examples of important foreign policies
     5.Understands the Monroe Doctrine
     6.Understands the Marshall Plan
     7.Understands the immigration acts
     8.Understands arms control policies
     9.Understands the policy of promoting democracy and human rights throughout the world
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 1.Understands how specific foreign policies such as national security and trade policy affect the everyday lives of American citizens and their communities
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands how national security policies affect the everyday lives of American citizens and their communities
     2.Understands how trade policies affect the everyday lives of American citizens and their communities
   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