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SS.7.C.1.1
Recognize how Enlightenment ideas including Montesquieu's view of separation of power and John Locke's theories related to natural law and how Locke's social contract influenced the Founding Fathers.
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Date Adopted/Revised: 02/14

Belongs to: Demonstrate an understanding of the origins...

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This benchmark is annually evaluated on the Civics End-of-Course Assessment. For more information on how this benchmark is evaluated view the Civics End-of-Course Assessment Test Item Specifications pages 18-19. Additional resources may be found on the FLDOE End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments webpage and the FLDOE Social Studies webpage.

SS.7.C.1.2
Trace the impact that the Magna Carta, English Bill of Rights, Mayflower Compact, and Thomas Paine's "Common Sense" had on colonists' views of government.
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Date Adopted/Revised: 02/14

Belongs to: Demonstrate an understanding of the origins...

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This benchmark is annually evaluated on the Civics End-of-Course Assessment. For more information on how this benchmark is evaluated view the Civics End-of-Course Assessment Test Item Specifications pages 20-21. Additional resources may be found on the FLDOE End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments webpage and the FLDOE Social Studies webpage.

SS.7.C.1.3

Describe how English policies and responses to colonial concerns led to the writing of the Declaration of Independence.


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Date Adopted/Revised: 02/14

Belongs to: Demonstrate an understanding of the origins...

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This benchmark is annually evaluated on the Civics End-of-Course Assessment. For more information on how this benchmark is evaluated view the Civics End-of-Course Assessment Test Item Specifications pages 22-23. Additional resources may be found on the FLDOE End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments webpage and the FLDOE Social Studies webpage.

SS.7.C.1.4

Analyze the ideas (natural rights, role of the government) and complaints set forth in the Declaration of Independence.


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Date Adopted/Revised: 02/14

Belongs to: Demonstrate an understanding of the origins...

Remarks/Examples:

This benchmark is annually evaluated on the Civics End-of-Course Assessment. For more information on how this benchmark is evaluated view the Civics End-of-Course Assessment Test Item Specifications pages 24-25. Additional resources may be found on the FLDOE End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments webpage and the FLDOE Social Studies webpage.


 

SS.7.C.1.5

Identify how the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation led to the writing of the Constitution.


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Date Adopted/Revised: 02/14

Belongs to: Demonstrate an understanding of the origins...

Remarks/Examples:

This benchmark is annually eavluated on the Civics End-of-Course Assessment. For more information on how this benchmark is evaluated view the Civics End-of-Course Assessment Test Item Specifications page 26. Additional resources may be found on the FLDOE End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments webpage and the FLDOE Social Studies webpage.

SS.7.C.1.6

Interpret the intentions of the Preamble of the Constitution.


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Date Adopted/Revised: 02/14

Belongs to: Demonstrate an understanding of the origins...

Remarks/Examples:

This benchmark is annually evaluated on the Civics End-of-Course Assessment. For more information on how this benchmark is evaluated view the Civics End-of-Course Assessment Test Item Specifications page 27. Additional resources may be found on the FLDOE End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments webpage and the FLDOE Social Studies webpage.

SS.7.C.1.7

Describe how the Constitution limits the powers of government through separation of powers and checks and balances.


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Date Adopted/Revised: 02/14

Belongs to: Demonstrate an understanding of the origins...

Remarks/Examples:

This benchmark is annually evaluated on the Civics End-of-Course Assessment. For more information on how this benchmark is evaluated view the Civics End-of-Course Assessment Test Item Specifications pages 28-29. Additional resources may be found on the FLDOE End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments webpage and the FLDOE Social Studies webpage.

SS.7.C.1.8
Explain the viewpoints of the Federalists and the Anti-Federalists regarding the ratification of the Constitution and inclusion of a bill of rights.
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Date Adopted/Revised: 02/14

Belongs to: Demonstrate an understanding of the origins...

Remarks/Examples:

This benchmark is annually evaluated on the Civics End-of-Course Assessment. For more information on how this benchmark is evaluated view the Civics End-of-Course Assessment Test Item Specifications page 30. Additional resources may be found on the FLDOE End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments webpage and the FLDOE Social Studies webpage.

SS.7.C.1.9

Define the rule of law and recognize its influence on the development of the American legal, political, and governmental systems.


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Date Adopted/Revised: 02/14

Belongs to: Demonstrate an understanding of the origins...

Remarks/Examples:

This benchmark is annually evaluated on the Civics End-of-Course Assessment. For more information on how this benchmark is evaluated view the Civics End-of-Course Assessment Test Item Specifications page 31. Additional resources may be found on the FLDOE End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments webpage and the FLDOE Social Studies webpage.

SS.7.C.2.1

Define the term "citizen," and identify legal means of becoming a United States citizen.


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Date Adopted/Revised: 02/14

Belongs to: Evaluate the roles, rights, and...

Remarks/Examples:

This benchmark is annually evaluated on the Civics End-of-Course Assessment. For more information on how this benchmark is evaluated view the Civics End-of-Course Assessment Test Item Specifications pages 32-33. Additional resources may be found on the FLDOE End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments webpage and the FLDOE Social Studies webpage.

SS.7.C.2.10

Examine the impact of media, individuals, and interest groups on monitoring and influencing government.


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Date Adopted/Revised: 02/14

Belongs to: Evaluate the roles, rights, and...

Remarks/Examples:

This benchmark is annually evaluated on the Civics End-of-Course Assessment. For more information on how this benchmark is evaluated view the Civics End-of-Course Assessment Test Item Specifications page 43. Additional resources may be found on the FLDOE End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments webpage and the FLDOE Social Studies webpage.

SS.7.C.2.11

Analyze media and political communications (bias, symbolism, propaganda).


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Date Adopted/Revised: 02/14

Belongs to: Evaluate the roles, rights, and...

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This benchmark is annually evaluated on the Civics End-of-Course Assessment. For more information on how this benchmark is evaluated view the Civics End-of-Course Assessment Test Item Specifications pages 44-45. Additional resources may be found on the FLDOE End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments webpage and the FLDOE Social Studies webpage.

SS.7.C.2.12
Develop a plan to resolve a state or local problem by researching public policy alternatives, identifying appropriate government agencies to address the issue, and determining a course of action.
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Date Adopted/Revised: 02/14

Belongs to: Evaluate the roles, rights, and...

Remarks/Examples:

This benchmark is annually evaluated on the Civics End-of-Course Assessment. For more information on how this benchmark is evaluated view the Civics End-of-Course Assessment Test Item Specifications pages 46-47. Additional resources may be found on the FLDOE End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments webpage and the FLDOE Social Studies webpage.

SS.7.C.2.13

Examine multiple perspectives on public and current issues.


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Date Adopted/Revised: 02/14

Belongs to: Evaluate the roles, rights, and...

Remarks/Examples:

This benchmark is annually evaluated on the Civics End-of-Course Assessment. For more information on how this benchmark is evaluated view the Civics End-of-Course Assessment Test Item Specifications pages 48-49. Additional resources may be found on the FLDOE End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments webpage and the FLDOE Social Studies webpage.

SS.7.C.2.14

Conduct a service project to further the public good.


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Date Adopted/Revised: 02/14

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The project can be at the school, community, state, national, or international level.

SS.7.C.2.2

Evaluate the obligations citizens have to obey laws, pay taxes, defend the nation, and serve on juries.


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Date Adopted/Revised: 02/14

Belongs to: Evaluate the roles, rights, and...

Remarks/Examples:

This benchmark is annually evaluated on the Civics End-of-Course Assessment. For more information on how this benchmark is evaluated view the Civics End-of-Course Assessment Test Item Specifications pages 34-35. Additional resources may be found on the FLDOE End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments webpage and the FLDOE Social Studies webpage.

SS.7.C.2.3

Experience the responsibilities of citizens at the local, state, or federal levels.


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Date Adopted/Revised: 02/14

Belongs to: Evaluate the roles, rights, and...

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Examples are registering or pre-registering to vote, volunteering, communicating with government officials, informing others about current issues, participating in a political campaign/mock election.

SS.7.C.2.4

Evaluate rights contained in the Bill of Rights and other amendments to the Constitution.


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Date Adopted/Revised: 02/14

Belongs to: Evaluate the roles, rights, and...

Remarks/Examples:

This benchmark is annually evaluated on the Civics End-of-Course Assessment. For more information on how this benchmark is evaluated view the Civics End-of-Course Assessment Test Item Specifications pages 36-37. Additional resources may be found on the FLDOE End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments webpage and the FLDOE Social Studies webpage.

SS.7.C.2.5

Distinguish how the Constitution safeguards and limits individual rights.


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Date Adopted/Revised: 02/14

Belongs to: Evaluate the roles, rights, and...

Remarks/Examples:

This benchmark is annually evaluated on the Civics End-of-Course Assessment. For more information on how this benchmark is evaluated view the Civics End-of-Course Assessment Test Item Specifications pages 38-39. Additional resources may be found on the FLDOE End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments webpage and the FLDOE Social Studies webpage.

SS.7.C.2.6

Simulate the trial process and the role of juries in the administration of justice.


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Date Adopted/Revised: 02/14

Belongs to: Evaluate the roles, rights, and...

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