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Topic: Impact of religious diversity on American institutions and values 

United States History

 Standard 31.  Understands economic, social, and cultural developments in the contemporary United States
  Level II (Grade 5-6)
   Benchmark 3.Understands influences on religion in contemporary society (e.g., how changing immigration patterns affected religious diversity, issues related to religious belief)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows the factors that influence religion in contemporary society
     2.Knows how changing immigration patterns affected religious diversity
     3.Knows issues related to religious belief in contemporary society
  Level III (Grade 7-8)
   Benchmark 3.Understands the growth of religious issues in contemporary society (e.g., the growth of the Christian evangelical movement and its use of modern telecommunications, issues regarding the guarantee of no establishment of religion and the free exercise clauses of the First Amendment, the significance of religious groups in local communities and their approaches to social issues)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows that religious issues have grown in contemporary society
     2.Knows about the growth of the Christian evangelical movement
     3.Knows how the Christian evangelical movement has used modern telecommunications
     4.Knows about issues regarding the guarantee of no establishment of religion
     5.Knows about the free exercise clauses of the first amendment
     6.Knows the significance of religious groups in local communities
     7.Knows how religious groups approach social issues
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 3.Understands how the rise of religious groups and movements influenced political issues in contemporary American society (e.g., the position of major religious groups on such issues as abortion, gay rights, women in the clergy, and educational issues; the causes and significance of religious evangelism and its effect on American political and religious culture in the 1980s; how Supreme Court decisions since 1968 have affected the meaning and practice of religious freedom)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows about the rise of religious groups and movements in contemporary American society
     2.Knows how religious groups and movements have influenced political issues
     3.Knows the position of major religious groups on abortion
     4.Knows the position of major religious groups on gay rights
     5.Knows the position of major religious groups on women in the clergy
     6.Knows the position of major religious groups on educational issues
     7.Knows the causes of religious evangelism
     8.Knows the effect of religious evangelism on American political culture in the 1980s
     9.Knows the effect of religious evangelism on American religious culture in the 1980s
     10.Knows the effects of Supreme Court decisions since 1968 that have affected religion