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Topic: Individual and group identity 

Behavioral Studies

 Standard 1.  Understands that group and cultural influences contribute to human development, identity, and behavior
  Level I (Grade K-2)
   Benchmark 4.Understands that the groups to which a person belongs (e.g., family, friends, team, community) influence in varying degrees how she or he thinks and acts
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows a variety of groups to which a person belongs
     2.Knows that a family is a group to which a person may belong
     3.Knows that a person may belong to a group of friends
     4.Knows that a team is a group to which a person may belong
     5.Knows that a community is a group to which a person may belong
     6.Understands that groups influence one’s thoughts and actions
     7.Understands that different groups have varying amounts of influence on a person
     8.Knows which groups have the most influence on one’s thoughts and actions
  Level II (Grade 3-5)
   Benchmark 6.Understands that the way a person views an incident reflects personal beliefs, experiences, and attitudes
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows that a person’s views reflect personal beliefs
     2.Knows that a person’s views reflect personal experiences
     3.Knows that a person’s views reflect personal attitudes
  Level III (Grade 6-8)
   Benchmark 5.Understands that various factors (e.g., wants and needs, talents, interests, influence of family and peers and media) affect decisions that individuals make
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows that factors such as wants and needs may affect an individual’s decisions
     2.Knows that factors such as talents may affect an individual’s decisions
     3.Knows that factors such as interests may affect an individual’s decisions
     4.Knows that factors such as the influences of family, peers, and media may affect an individual’s decisions