SS.7.C.4.1

Differentiate concepts related to United States domestic and foreign policy.

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 pages 70-71. 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)
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)

Related Access Points

Alternate version of this benchmark for students with significant cognitive disabilities.
SS.7.C.4.In.a: Identify that the United States government creates domestic policy to guide decisions at home and foreign policy to guide decisions in foreign countries.
SS.7.C.4.Su.a: Recognize that the United States government solves problems at home (domestic policies) and in other countries (foreign policies).
SS.7.C.4.Pa.a: Recognize that the government solves problems.

Related Resources

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

Lesson Plan

Understanding U.S. Domestic and Foreign Policy:

In this lesson from the Florida Joint Center for Citizenship (FJCC) students will differentiate between domestic and foreign policy, understand the goals of domestic and foreign policy and analyze the relationship between the two. Learning goals are based on the benchmark clarifications for the aligned standard.

  • Students will recognize the difference between domestic and foreign policy.
  • Students will identify issues that relate to U.S. domestic and foreign policy.
  • Students will analyze the domestic implications of U.S. domestic and foreign policy.
  • Students will identify the goals and objectives of U.S. domestic and foreign policy.
  • Students will recognize the role of the U.S. State Department in foreign affairs.

This resource includes a lesson plan, a “Civics on Demand” video for teachers that provides an introduction to the aligned standard, FJCC created civics assessment items and additional resources.

To access this resource, teachers will need to sign-in to the FJCC website when prompted. Creating an account is free.

Type: Lesson Plan

Original Student Tutorial

Foreign and Domestic Policy :

In this interactive tutorial, learn about the United States' foreign and domestic policy.  You'll also take an "international flight" to see how the U.S. conducts foreign policy abroad with the help of the State Department.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

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

Foreign and Domestic Policy :

In this interactive tutorial, learn about the United States' foreign and domestic policy.  You'll also take an "international flight" to see how the U.S. conducts foreign policy abroad with the help of the State Department.

Student Resources

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

Original Student Tutorial

Foreign and Domestic Policy :

In this interactive tutorial, learn about the United States' foreign and domestic policy.  You'll also take an "international flight" to see how the U.S. conducts foreign policy abroad with the help of the State Department.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Parent Resources

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