SS.7.CG.3.5

Explain the amendment process outlined in Article V of the U.S. Constitution.

Clarifications

Clarification 1: Students will recognize the methods used to propose and ratify amendments to the U.S. Constitution.

Clarification 2: Students will identify the correct sequence of each amendment process.

Clarification 3: Students will identify the importance of a formal amendment process.

Clarification 4: Students will recognize the significance of the difficulty of amending the U.S. Constitution.

General Information
Subject Area: Social Studies
Grade: 7
Strand: Civics and Government (Starting 2023-2024)
Status: State Board Approved

Related Courses

This benchmark is part of these courses.
2106015: M/J Civics (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022, 2022 - 2023, 2023 and beyond (current))
2106016: M/J Civics & Career Planning (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2019, 2019 - 2022, 2022 - 2023, 2023 and beyond (current))
2106020: M/J Civics, Advanced (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2019, 2019 - 2022, 2022 - 2023, 2023 and beyond (current))
2106025: M/J Civics, Advanced (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022, 2022 - 2023, 2023 and beyond (current))
2106026: M/J Civics, Advanced & Career Planning (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2019, 2019 - 2022, 2022 - 2023, 2023 and beyond (current))
2106030: M/J Law Studies (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022, 2022 - 2023, 2023 and beyond (current))
7821023: Access M/J Civics and Career Planning (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2018, 2018 - 2019, 2019 - 2023, 2023 and beyond (current))
7821021: Access M/J Civics (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2018, 2018 - 2023, 2023 and beyond (current))
2106029: M/J Civics and Digital Technologies (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022, 2022 - 2023, 2023 and beyond (current))
2100045: M/J United States History & Civics (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022, 2022 - 2023, 2023 and beyond (current))

Related Access Points

Alternate version of this benchmark for students with significant cognitive disabilities.
SS.7.CG.3.AP.5: Identify the steps in the amendment process of the U.S. Constitution.

Related Resources

Vetted resources educators can use to teach the concepts and skills in this benchmark.

Lesson Plan

U.S. Constitution Amendment Process:

In this lesson plan, students will explain the methods to propose and ratify amendments to the U.S. Constitution while recognizing the difficulty to successfully amend the document.

Type: Lesson Plan

Original Student Tutorial

"Do You Have an Eraser?" Amending the Constitution:

This interactive tutorial teaches you all about the process of amending (changing) the United States Constitution.  

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Teaching Idea

Grade 7 Civics Family Guide: Standard 3:

This Grade 7 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

Original Student Tutorials Social Studies - Civics - Grades 6-8

"Do You Have an Eraser?" Amending the Constitution:

This interactive tutorial teaches you all about the process of amending (changing) the United States Constitution.  

Student Resources

Vetted resources students can use to learn the concepts and skills in this benchmark.

Original Student Tutorial

"Do You Have an Eraser?" Amending the Constitution:

This interactive tutorial teaches you all about the process of amending (changing) the United States Constitution.  

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Parent Resources

Vetted resources caregivers can use to help students learn the concepts and skills in this benchmark.

Teaching Idea

Grade 7 Civics Family Guide: Standard 3:

This Grade 7 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