SS.7.C.3.1

Compare different forms of government (direct democracy, representative democracy, socialism, communism, monarchy, oligarchy, autocracy).

Clarifications

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 50. Additional resources may be found on the FLDOE End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments webpage and the FLDOE Social Studies webpage.

General Information
Subject Area: Social Studies
Grade: 7
Strand: Civics and Government
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 (current), 2023 and beyond)
2106016: M/J Civics & Career Planning (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2019, 2019 - 2022, 2022 - 2023 (current), 2023 and beyond)
2106020: M/J Civics, Advanced (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2019, 2019 - 2022, 2022 - 2023 (current), 2023 and beyond)
2106025: M/J Civics, Advanced (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022, 2022 - 2023 (current), 2023 and beyond)
2106026: M/J Civics, Advanced & Career Planning (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2019, 2019 - 2022, 2022 - 2023 (current), 2023 and beyond)
2106030: M/J Law Studies (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022, 2022 - 2023 (current), 2023 and beyond)
7821023: Access M/J Civics and Career Planning (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2018, 2018 - 2019, 2019 and beyond)
7821021: Access M/J Civics (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2018, 2018 and beyond)
2106029: M/J Civics and Digital Technologies (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022, 2022 - 2023 (current), 2023 and beyond)
2100045: M/J United States History & Civics (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022, 2022 - 2023 (current), 2023 and beyond)
1010020: M/J Literacy through Philosophy (Specifically in versions: 2016 and beyond)

Related Access Points

Alternate version of this benchmark for students with significant cognitive disabilities.
SS.7.C.3.In.a: Identify characteristics of different forms of government, such as democracy, monarchy, and communism.
SS.7.C.3.Su.a: Recognize different forms of government, such as democracy and communism.
SS.7.C.3.Pa.a: Recognize that in a democracy, people vote to elect government leaders.

Related Resources

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

Original Student Tutorials

Government Takes Many Forms:

In this interactive tutorial, learn about the forms governments take, including monarchy, democracy, autocracy, and oligarchy.  You'll also learn about the advantages of a constitutional republic, the chosen form of government of the United States.   

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Comparing Economic Ideologies:

In this interactive tutorial, learn about three economic ideologies--capitalism, socialism, and communism--as well as economic systems.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Differing Democracies: Parliamentary and Presidential Systems :

In this tutorial, learn about two different types of democracies.  You'll compare and contrast presidential and parliamentary systems of government using the examples of the United States and the United Kingdom.  

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Which Government Is Which?:

In this interactive tutorial, compare and contrast different forms of government, including democracy, socialism, communism, monarchy, oligarchy, and autocracy. 

Type: Original Student Tutorial

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

Comparing Economic Ideologies:

In this interactive tutorial, learn about three economic ideologies--capitalism, socialism, and communism--as well as economic systems.

Differing Democracies: Parliamentary and Presidential Systems :

In this tutorial, learn about two different types of democracies.  You'll compare and contrast presidential and parliamentary systems of government using the examples of the United States and the United Kingdom.  

Government Takes Many Forms:

In this interactive tutorial, learn about the forms governments take, including monarchy, democracy, autocracy, and oligarchy.  You'll also learn about the advantages of a constitutional republic, the chosen form of government of the United States.   

Which Government Is Which?:

In this interactive tutorial, compare and contrast different forms of government, including democracy, socialism, communism, monarchy, oligarchy, and autocracy. 

Student Resources

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

Original Student Tutorials

Government Takes Many Forms:

In this interactive tutorial, learn about the forms governments take, including monarchy, democracy, autocracy, and oligarchy.  You'll also learn about the advantages of a constitutional republic, the chosen form of government of the United States.   

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Comparing Economic Ideologies:

In this interactive tutorial, learn about three economic ideologies--capitalism, socialism, and communism--as well as economic systems.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Differing Democracies: Parliamentary and Presidential Systems :

In this tutorial, learn about two different types of democracies.  You'll compare and contrast presidential and parliamentary systems of government using the examples of the United States and the United Kingdom.  

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Which Government Is Which?:

In this interactive tutorial, compare and contrast different forms of government, including democracy, socialism, communism, monarchy, oligarchy, and autocracy. 

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Parent Resources

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