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Describe how the Constitution limits the powers of government through separation of powers and checks and balances.

Lesson Plan

SS.7.C.1.7 Lesson Plan: Constitutional Limits on the Powers of Government.docx.pdf

Benchmark Content Resources for Teachers

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

SS.7.C.1.7 Highlights: Organizing Power in the Constitution.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.1.7 Questions.docx
SS.7.C.1.7 Answers.xslx
SS.7.C.1.7 Questions and Answers with Explanations.docx
Escambia-FJCC Civics Review Site Items Escambia.pdf

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

SS.7.C.1.7 Benchmark Specifications.pdf
SS.7.C.1.7 Item Specification Review.pdf

Additional Resources to Support this Benchmark

The Avalon Project at Yale Law School
Library of Congress
National Archives
National Constitution Center
Our Documents
Sunnylands Civics Games
iCivics CorrelationsAnatomy of a Constitution Lesson:
Branches of Power Game:
The Constitution: Rules for Running the Country Webquest:
Separation of Powers: What’s for Lunch? Lesson: