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Illustrate the structure and function (three branches of government established in Articles I, II, and III with corresponding powers) of government in the United States as established in the Constitution.

Lesson Plan

SS.7.C.3.3 Lesson Plan: Structure and Function of Government.docx.pdf

Benchmark Content Resources for Teachers

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

SS.7.C.3.3 Highlights: The Structure and Function of Goverment 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.3.3 Questions.docx
SS.7.C.3.3 Answers.xslx
SS.7.C.3.3 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.3.3 Benchmark Specifications.pdf
SS.7.C.3.3 Item Specification Review.pdf

Additional Resources to Support this Benchmark

The American Presidency Project
Ben’s Guide to U.S. Government for Kids
The Bill of Rights Institute
The Center on Congress at Indiana University
Congress for Kids
Library of Congress
National Archives
National Constitution Center
Our Documents
PBS – Constitution USA
Sunnylands Civics Games
iCivics CorrelationsAnatomy of a Constitution Lesson Plan:
Being President Webquest:
Branches of Power Game:
Congress in a Flash Lesson Plan:
The Courts in a Nutshell Webquest:
For the President, All In A Day’s Work:
Executive Branch Overview Video:
Executive Command Game:
The Great State Lesson Plan:
Judicial Branch in a Flash Lesson Plan:
Judicial Branch Overview Video:
Law Craft Game:
Making Laws Webquest:
Separation of Powers: What’s for Lunch?:
Three Branches Webquest:
Who Represents Me? Webquest: