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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.

Lesson Plan

SS.7.C.1.1 Lesson Plan: The Influence of the Enlightenment.docx.pdf

Benchmark Content Resources for Teachers

Civics On Demand—An Introduction to Benchmark Based Content for Teachers

SS.7.C.1.1 Highlights: Enlightenment Ideas.ppt

Florida Joint Center for Citizenship Civics Assessment Items

Each benchmark assessment bank includes items aligned to low, moderate, and high complexity.

SS.7.C.1.1 Questions.docx
SS.7.C.1.1 Answers.xslx
SS.7.C.1.1 Questions and Answers with Explanations.docx
Escambia-FJCC Civics Review Site ItemsEscambia.pdf

Civics End-of-Course Assessment Test Item Specifications from FLDOE

SS.7.C.1.1 Benchmark Specifications.pdf
SS.7.C.1.1 Item Specification Review.pdf

Additional Resources to Support this Benchmark

Library of CongressVisit Website
iCivics CorrelationsThe Enlightenment Mini-Lesson
John Locke Mini-Lesson
Montesquieu Mini-Lesson