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Topic: Social change 

Behavioral Studies

 Standard 2.  Understands various meanings of social group, general implications of group membership, and different ways that groups function
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 5.Understands that social groups may have patterns of behavior, values, beliefs, and attitudes that can help or hinder cross-cultural understanding
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands that social groups may have patterns of behavior that can help cross-cultural understanding
     2.Understands that social groups may have values that can help cross-cultural understanding
     3.Understands that social groups may have beliefs that can help cross-cultural understanding
     4.Understands that social groups may have attitudes that can help cross-cultural understanding
     5.Understands that social groups may have patterns of behavior that can hinder cross-cultural understanding
     6.Understands that social groups may have values that can hinder cross-cultural understanding
     7.Understands that social groups may have beliefs that can hinder cross-cultural understanding
     8.Understands that social groups may have attitudes that can hinder cross-cultural understanding
 Standard 4.  Understands conflict, cooperation, and interdependence among individuals, groups, and institutions
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 2.Understands that social change, or the prospect of it, promotes conflict because social, economic, and political changes usually benefit some groups more than others (which is also true of the status quo)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands that social change, or the prospect of it, promotes conflict
     2.Understands that social changes usually benefit some groups more than others
     3.Understands that economic changes usually benefit some groups more than others
     4.Understands that political changes usually benefit some groups more than others
     5.Understands that the status quo usually benefits some groups more than others
   Benchmark 11.Understands that mass media, migrations, and conquest affect social change by exposing one culture to another, and that extensive borrowing among cultures has led to the virtual disappearance of some cultures but only modest change in others
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands that mass media affects social change by exposing one culture to another
     2.Understands that migration affects social change by exposing one culture to another
     3.Understands that conquest affects social change by exposing one culture to another
     4.Understands that extensive borrowing among cultures has led to the virtual disappearance of some cultures but only modest changes in others