SS.7.C.2.3

Experience the responsibilities of citizens at the local, state, or federal levels.

Clarifications

Examples are registering or pre-registering to vote, volunteering, communicating with government officials, informing others about current issues, participating in a political campaign/mock election.
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))
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))
2104010: M/J Engaged Citizenship through Service Learning 1 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 and beyond (current))
2104020: M/J Engaged Citizenship through Service Learning 2 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 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))
2104040: M/J Emerging Leaders (Specifically in versions: 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.c: Describe the responsibilities of a good citizen, such as registering and voting and keeping informed about current issues.
SS.7.C.2.Su.c: Identify the responsibilities of a good citizen, such as voting and keeping informed about current issues.
SS.7.C.2.Pa.c: Recognize a responsibility of a good citizen, such as voting.

Related Resources

Vetted resources educators can use to teach 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

Finding Civic Solutions:

Learn about responsible citizenship and how you might make positive changes in your own community.  This interactive tutorial can help answer the questions: What can individuals do on their own to make change? When can your government help?  

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Tutorials

One Vote:

In this tutorial, you'll view a brief video clip about the importance of voting. As citizens of the United States, it's our civic responsibility to vote! From this clip, you will see that sometimes even just one little vote can make a big difference!

Type: Tutorial

Citizen Participation:

In this tutorial, you will review the responsibilities of American citizens.  There are lots of ways to get involved and participate as a citizen: writing letters or emails to your representatives, voting in local, state, and national elections, or even volunteering in your community or for political campaigns.  Our democracy depends on citizen participation!  

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

Seize the Vote!:

In this tutorial, you will engage in an interactive game to test your knowledge of voting rights! This interactive game is for 1-4 players who compete to see who can move all their voters to the polls first! Good luck!

Type: Tutorial

Activate:

In this tutorial game, you will select a community-based issue to research and support in an effort to fix and/or make it better. You can gather supporters and raise awareness of your issue on the local, state, and national levels. In the United States, citizens have both responsibilities and duties - or things they should do and things they are required to do. This simulation will allow you to explore the responsibilities of a good citizen - but beware! Make sure that the choice you make truly benefits your community. Good luck!

Type: Tutorial

Cast Your Vote:

In this tutorial, you will use your personal interests to drive a mock political debate. You will have the opportunity to select questions in the debate, rate the candidates' responses, and vote for the candidate of your choice. This is a great opportunity for you to weigh in as a citizen and participate in the democratic process!

Type: Tutorial

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

Finding Civic Solutions:

Learn about responsible citizenship and how you might make positive changes in your own community.  This interactive tutorial can help answer the questions: What can individuals do on their own to make change? When can your government help?  

Show Your Citizenship!:

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

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

Finding Civic Solutions:

Learn about responsible citizenship and how you might make positive changes in your own community.  This interactive tutorial can help answer the questions: What can individuals do on their own to make change? When can your government help?  

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Tutorials

One Vote:

In this tutorial, you'll view a brief video clip about the importance of voting. As citizens of the United States, it's our civic responsibility to vote! From this clip, you will see that sometimes even just one little vote can make a big difference!

Type: Tutorial

Citizen Participation:

In this tutorial, you will review the responsibilities of American citizens.  There are lots of ways to get involved and participate as a citizen: writing letters or emails to your representatives, voting in local, state, and national elections, or even volunteering in your community or for political campaigns.  Our democracy depends on citizen participation!  

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

Seize the Vote!:

In this tutorial, you will engage in an interactive game to test your knowledge of voting rights! This interactive game is for 1-4 players who compete to see who can move all their voters to the polls first! Good luck!

Type: Tutorial

Activate:

In this tutorial game, you will select a community-based issue to research and support in an effort to fix and/or make it better. You can gather supporters and raise awareness of your issue on the local, state, and national levels. In the United States, citizens have both responsibilities and duties - or things they should do and things they are required to do. This simulation will allow you to explore the responsibilities of a good citizen - but beware! Make sure that the choice you make truly benefits your community. Good luck!

Type: Tutorial

Cast Your Vote:

In this tutorial, you will use your personal interests to drive a mock political debate. You will have the opportunity to select questions in the debate, rate the candidates' responses, and vote for the candidate of your choice. This is a great opportunity for you to weigh in as a citizen and participate in the democratic process!

Type: Tutorial

Parent Resources

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