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Topic: Diplomacy and mediation 

Behavioral Studies

 Standard 4.  Understands conflict, cooperation, and interdependence among individuals, groups, and institutions
  Level I (Grade K-2)
   Benchmark 2.Understands that some ways of dealing with disagreements work better than others, and that people who are not involved in an argument may be helpful in solving it
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands that some ways of dealing with disagreements work better than others
     2.Understands that people who are not involved in an argument may be helpful in solving it
  Level II (Grade 3-5)
   Benchmark 3.Understands that one person's exercise of freedom may conflict with the freedom of others and that rules can help to resolve conflicting freedoms
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows that one person’s exercise of freedom may conflict with the freedom of others
     2.Knows that rules can help to resolve conflicting freedom
   Benchmark 4.Understands that if a conflict cannot be settled by compromise, it may be decided by a vote if everyone agrees to accept the results
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands that for a vote to work, everyone must agree to accept the results
     2.Knows that sometimes voting can be used to settle a conflict
  Level III (Grade 6-8)
   Benchmark 2.Understands that most groups have formal or informal procedures for arbitrating disputes among their members
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands that most groups have formal procedures for arbitrating disputes among their members
     2.Understands that most groups have informal procedures for arbitrating disputes among their members