SS.5.CG.3.5

Explain how the U.S. Constitution influenced the Florida Constitution.

Clarifications

Clarification 1: Students will identify the purpose of a constitution (e.g., provides a framework for government, limits government authority, protects the rights of the people).

Clarification 2: Students will recognize the basic outline of the U.S. and Florida Constitutions (both have articles, amendments and preambles).

General Information
Subject Area: Social Studies
Grade: 5
Strand: Civics and Government
Date Adopted or Revised: 05/24
Status: State Board Approved

Related Courses

This benchmark is part of these courses.
5021070: Social Studies Grade 5 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022, 2022 - 2023, 2023 and beyond (current))
7721016: Access Social Studies - Grade 5 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2018, 2018 - 2023, 2023 and beyond (current))

Related Access Points

Alternate version of this benchmark for students with significant cognitive disabilities.
SS.5.CG.3.AP.5: Recognize the basic outline of the U.S. and Florida Constitutions.

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Lesson Plans

Cause for a Constitution: Part 2:

In this lesson, students will read an informational text describing the reasons why we have a U.S. Constitution and how it's written (articles, preambles, amendments). After teacher modeling, students will work individually or in pairs to use the text from Lesson 1 and the text from Lesson 2 to complete a cause and effect thinking map. This is lesson 2 of 3 in a mini-unit integrating civics and social studies.

Type: Lesson Plan

Student Inquiry: How did the U.S. Constitution Influence the Florida Constitution?:

In this inquiry lesson, students will investigate using compelling and supporting questions, the impact of the U.S. Constitution on the Florida Constitution. The method of student-group demonstrations of learning is suggested, but flexible. 

Type: Lesson Plan

Teaching Idea

Grade 5 Civics Family Guide: Standard 3:

This Grade 5 Civics Family Guide provides some ideas and activities to support civics education when at home, out and about, and in the community. The activities provided align to the civics learning benchmarks within Standard 3 at this grade level.

Type: Teaching Idea

Student Resources

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Parent Resources

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Teaching Idea

Grade 5 Civics Family Guide: Standard 3:

This Grade 5 Civics Family Guide provides some ideas and activities to support civics education when at home, out and about, and in the community. The activities provided align to the civics learning benchmarks within Standard 3 at this grade level.

Type: Teaching Idea