SS.7.C.1.3

Describe how English policies and responses to colonial concerns led to the writing of the Declaration of Independence.

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 22-23. 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.
2106010: M/J Civics (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2019, 2019 and beyond (current))
2106015: M/J Civics (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 and beyond (current))
2106016: M/J Civics & Career Planning (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2019, 2019 and beyond (current))
2106020: M/J Civics, Advanced (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2019, 2019 and beyond (current))
2106025: M/J Civics, Advanced (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 and beyond (current))
2106026: M/J Civics, Advanced & Career Planning (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2019, 2019 and beyond (current))
7821023: Access M/J Civics and Career Planning (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2018, 2018 - 2019, 2019 and beyond (current))
7821021: Access M/J Civics (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2018, 2018 and beyond (current))
2106029: M/J Civics and Digital Technologies (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 and beyond (current))
2100045: M/J United States History & Civics (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 and beyond (current))

Related Access Points

Alternate version of this benchmark for students with significant cognitive disabilities.
SS.7.C.1.In.c: Identify concerns of the American colonists that led to the writing of the Declaration of Independence, such as taxation and laws of England.
SS.7.C.1.Su.c: Recognize that American colonists were unhappy with the way England was treating them and this led to the writing of the Declaration of Independence.
SS.7.C.1.Pa.c: Recognize people in the American colonies were unhappy with the way England was treating them.

Related Resources

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

Lesson Plan

How English policies and responses to colonial concerns led to the writing of the Declaration of Independence:

In this lesson from the Florida Joint Center for Citizenship (FJCC) students learn how English policies and responses to colonial concerns led to the writing of the Declaration of Independence. Learning goals are based on the benchmark clarifications for SS.7.C.1.3.

  • Students will trace the causal relationships between English/British policies, English responses to colonial grievances, and the writing of the Declaration of Independence.
  •  Students will recognize the underlying themes of English colonial policies concerning taxation, representation, and individual rights that formed the basis of the American colonists’ desire for independence. 

This resource includes a lesson plan, a “Civics on Demand” video for teachers that provides an introduction to SS.7.C.1.3, FJCC created civics assessment items and additional resources

Type: Lesson Plan

Original Student Tutorial

Britain vs. America: What Led to the Declaration of Independence:

Learn why Great Britain and her 13 American colonies experienced severe conflict during the years 1763 to 1776.  By the end of this time span, Britain and America were at war, and the Declaration of Independence had announced the United States of America as a brand new nation, no longer colonies of Britain.  

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Tutorials

No More Kings! - Schoolhouse Rock:

In this tutorial, you can watch and sing along to a classic animated Schoolhouse Rock video all about the 13 colonies' separation from England. Enjoy this musical review about the colonists' grievances against King George III.

Type: Tutorial

Causes of the American Revolution:

This PowerPoint presentation explains how English policies and American colonial concerns led to the writing of the Declaration of Independence.

Type: Tutorial

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

Britain vs. America: What Led to the Declaration of Independence:

Learn why Great Britain and her 13 American colonies experienced severe conflict during the years 1763 to 1776.  By the end of this time span, Britain and America were at war, and the Declaration of Independence had announced the United States of America as a brand new nation, no longer colonies of Britain.  

Student Resources

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

Original Student Tutorial

Britain vs. America: What Led to the Declaration of Independence:

Learn why Great Britain and her 13 American colonies experienced severe conflict during the years 1763 to 1776.  By the end of this time span, Britain and America were at war, and the Declaration of Independence had announced the United States of America as a brand new nation, no longer colonies of Britain.  

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Tutorials

No More Kings! - Schoolhouse Rock:

In this tutorial, you can watch and sing along to a classic animated Schoolhouse Rock video all about the 13 colonies' separation from England. Enjoy this musical review about the colonists' grievances against King George III.

Type: Tutorial

Causes of the American Revolution:

This PowerPoint presentation explains how English policies and American colonial concerns led to the writing of the Declaration of Independence.

Type: Tutorial

Parent Resources

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