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Constitutional Principles - Consent of Governed

Resource ID#: 121560

Primary Type: Tutorial


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In this tutorial you will view a short video on the constitutional principle of "consent of the governed." This principle was established by Enlightenment thinkers and influenced our Founding Fathers' ideas about government. Enjoy this brief review of this important concept!

General Information

Subject(s): Social Studies
Grade Level(s): 7
Intended Audience: Students
Suggested Technology: Computers for Students, Internet Connection, Speakers/Headphones
   
Instructional Time: 6 Minute(s)
 
Keywords: tutorial, popular sovereignty, divine rights, consent of the governed, state of nature, sovereignty, James Madison, Civics, Bill of Rights, John Locke, Declaration of Independence, Constitution
Instructional Component Type(s): Tutorial Video/Audio/Animation
Resource Collection: Social Studies - Civics - Grades 6-8 Existing Student Tutorials



Aligned Standards

Name Description
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.
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 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.1.7: Describe how the Constitution limits the powers of government through separation of powers and checks and balances.
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 28-29. Additional resources may be found on the FLDOE End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments webpage and the FLDOE Social Studies webpage.