SS.7.C.2.2

Evaluate the obligations citizens have to obey laws, pay taxes, defend the nation, and serve on juries.

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 34-35. 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))
2106030: M/J Law Studies (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 and beyond (current))
2104030: M/J United States Economics Geography (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2019 (course terminated))
2104035: M/J United States Economics & Geography Advanced (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2019 (course terminated))
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))
2104050: M/J Introduction to Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) (Specifically in versions: 2017 and beyond (current))

Related Access Points

Alternate version of this benchmark for students with significant cognitive disabilities.
SS.7.C.2.In.b: Identify obligations of citizens, such as obeying laws, paying taxes, and serving on juries.
SS.7.C.2.Su.b: Recognize obligations of citizens, such as obeying laws, paying taxes, and serving on juries.
SS.7.C.2.Pa.b: Recognize an obligation of citizens, such as obeying laws.

Related Resources

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

Lesson Plan

Understanding the obligations and responsibilities of citizens:

In this lesson from the Florida Joint Center for Citizenship (FJCC) students will understand the obligations and responsibilities of citizens. Learning goals are based on the benchmark clarifications for the aligned standard.

  • Students will distinguish between an obligation or duty and a responsibility as it relates to citizenship.
  • Students will recognize the concept of the common good as a rationale for fulfilling the obligations and/or responsibilities of citizenship.
  • Students will evaluate the obligations and/or responsibilities of citizens as they relate to active participation in society and government.
  • Students will examine the significant contributions of citizens to a democratic society.
  • Students will use scenarios to assess specific obligations of citizens.
  • Students will identify the consequences or predict the outcome on society of citizens who do not fulfill their citizenship responsibilities.
  • Students will evaluate the impact of civic participation on society, government, or the political process.

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 Tutorials

Show Your Citizenship!:

Learn about the rights, obligations, and responsibilities of citizens of the United States in this interactive tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Trial by Jury: You Decide!:

Simulate the experience of serving on a jury and deciding a case in this interactive tutorial!  Learn all about trial by jury and why it's such an important part of our society--as well as an obligation of citizenship.  

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Tutorials

Tax Man Max -- Schoolhouse Rock:

In this tutorial, you can watch and sing along to a classic animated Schoolhouse Rock video all about taxes: what they pay for and why citizens have an obligation to pay them.

Type: Tutorial

People's Pies:

In this tutorial, you will have the chance to create your own national budget! You'll need to acquire the funds from government programs and decide which people will benefit most from your program. Can you handle this stressful job and keep the citizens happy? Good luck!

Type: Tutorial

FAQs: Juries:

In this tutorial, you will have the opportunity to view several short video segments about juries. You'll hear from constitutional experts, lawyers, and judges who discuss juries and jury service. Jury duty itself plays a significant role in our democratic society and was established by our Constitution. Explore topics related to juries and jury service such as the history of juries, what to expect as a juror, the value of jury service, and much more. Learn and enjoy!

Type: Tutorial

Citizenship:

In this interactive quiz, you will test your knowledge of the responsibilities and obligations of citizens. There are 50 questions; how many can you get right? Enjoy this review, and good luck!

Type: Tutorial

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

Show Your Citizenship!:

Learn about the rights, obligations, and responsibilities of citizens of the United States in this interactive tutorial.

Trial by Jury: You Decide!:

Simulate the experience of serving on a jury and deciding a case in this interactive tutorial!  Learn all about trial by jury and why it's such an important part of our society--as well as an obligation of citizenship.  

Student Resources

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

Original Student Tutorials

Show Your Citizenship!:

Learn about the rights, obligations, and responsibilities of citizens of the United States in this interactive tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Trial by Jury: You Decide!:

Simulate the experience of serving on a jury and deciding a case in this interactive tutorial!  Learn all about trial by jury and why it's such an important part of our society--as well as an obligation of citizenship.  

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Tutorials

Tax Man Max -- Schoolhouse Rock:

In this tutorial, you can watch and sing along to a classic animated Schoolhouse Rock video all about taxes: what they pay for and why citizens have an obligation to pay them.

Type: Tutorial

People's Pies:

In this tutorial, you will have the chance to create your own national budget! You'll need to acquire the funds from government programs and decide which people will benefit most from your program. Can you handle this stressful job and keep the citizens happy? Good luck!

Type: Tutorial

FAQs: Juries:

In this tutorial, you will have the opportunity to view several short video segments about juries. You'll hear from constitutional experts, lawyers, and judges who discuss juries and jury service. Jury duty itself plays a significant role in our democratic society and was established by our Constitution. Explore topics related to juries and jury service such as the history of juries, what to expect as a juror, the value of jury service, and much more. Learn and enjoy!

Type: Tutorial

Citizenship:

In this interactive quiz, you will test your knowledge of the responsibilities and obligations of citizens. There are 50 questions; how many can you get right? Enjoy this review, and good luck!

Type: Tutorial

Parent Resources

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