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Topic: Scope and limit of rights 

Behavioral Studies

 Standard 4.  Understands conflict, cooperation, and interdependence among individuals, groups, and institutions
  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

Civics

 Standard 26.  Understands issues regarding the proper scope and limits of rights and the relationships among personal, political, and economic rights
  Level III (Grade 6-8)
   Benchmark 1.Understands what is meant by the "scope and limits" of a right (e.g., the scope of one's right to free speech in the United States is extensive and protects almost all forms of political expression, but the right to free speech can be limited if it seriously harms or endangers others)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands what is meant by scope of a right
     2.Understands what is meant by limit of a right
     3.Knows that a right can be limited if it harms or endangers others
   Benchmark 2.Understands the argument that all rights have limits, and knows criteria commonly used in determining what limits should be placed on specific rights (e.g., clear and present danger rule, compelling government interest test, national security, libel or slander, public safety, equal opportunity)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     2.Knows criteria commonly used to determine what limits should be placed on specific rights
     3.Knows that the clear and present danger rule is commonly used to determine what limits should be placed on specific rights
     4.Knows that compelling government interest is a common criteria used to determine what limits should be placed on specific rights
     5.Knows that national security is a common criteria used to determine what limits should be placed on specific rights
     6.Knows that libel or slander are common criteria used to determine what limits should be placed on specific rights
     7.Knows that equal opportunity is a common criteria used to determine what limits should be placed on specific rights
   Benchmark 3.Understands different positions on a contemporary conflict between rights (e.g., right of a fair trial and right to a free press; right to privacy and right to freedom of expression)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands different positions on a conflict between the right of a fair trial and right to a free press
     2.Understands different positions on a conflict between right to privacy and right to freedom of expression
   Benchmark 4.Understands different positions on a contemporary conflict between rights and other social values and interests (e.g., the right of the public to know what their government is doing versus the need for national security; the right to property versus the protection of the environment)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands different positions on a contemporary conflict between rights and other social values
     2.Understands different positions on a contemporary conflict between rights and other interests
     3.Understands different positions in a conflict concerning the right of the public to know what their government is doing versus the need for national security
     4.Understands different positions in a conflict concerning the right to property versus the protection of the environment
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 2.Understands different positions on a contemporary conflict between rights such as one person’s right to free speech versus another person’s right to be heard
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands different positions on a contemporary conflict between rights
     2.Understands different positions on the conflict between a person’s right to free speech and another person’s right to be heard