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Topic: Guarantees and significance of the Bill of Rights 

United States History

 Standard 8.  Understands the institutions and practices of government created during the Revolution and how these elements were revised between 1787 and 1815 to create the foundation of the American political system based on the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights
  Level II (Grade 5-6)
   Benchmark 3.Understands the significance of the Bill of Rights and its specific guarantees (e.g., the relevance of the Bill of Rights in today's society)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the significance of the Bill of Rights
     2.Understands the specific guarantees of the Bill of Rights
     3.Understands the relevance of the Bill of Rights in today’s society
  Level III (Grade 7-8)
   Benchmark 2.Understands arguments over the necessity of a Bill of Rights (e.g., Anti-Federalist arguments for its inclusion in the Constitution) and Madison’s role in securing its adoption by the First Congress
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the arguments over the necessity of the Bill of Rights
     2.Understands Madison’s role in securing the Bill of Rights adoption by the First Congress
     3.Understands Anti-Federalists arguments for the Bill of Rights inclusion in the Constitution
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 3.Understands the Bill of Rights and various challenges to it (e.g., arguments by Federalists and Anti-Federalists over the need for a Bill of Rights, the Alien and Sedition Acts, recent court cases involving the Bill of Rights)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the Bill of Rights
     2.Understands various challenges to the Bill of Rights
     3.Understands the arguments by Federalists over the need for a Bill of Rights
     4.Understands the arguments by the Anti-Federalists over the need for a Bill of Rights
     5.Knows about the Alien Acts
     6.Knows about the Sedition Acts
     7.Knows about recent court cases involving the Bill of Rights