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Analyze the structure, functions, and processes of the legislative, executive, and judicial branches.

Also Assesses: SS.7.C.2.6 – Simulate the trial process and the role of juries in the administration of justice.

Lesson Plan

SS.7.C.3.8 & SS.7.C.3.9 Lesson Plan: Processes & Lawmaking.docx.pdf

Benchmark Content Resources for Teachers

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

SS.7.C.3.8 Highlights: The Executive Branch.ppt
SS.7.C.3.8 Highlights: The Judicial Branch.ppt
SS.7.C.3.8 Highlights: The Legislative Branch.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.3.8 Questions.docx
SS.7.C.3.8 Answers.xslx
SS.7.C.3.8 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.3.8 Benchmark Specifications.pdf
SS.7.C.3.8 Item Specification Review.pdf

Additional Resources to Support this Benchmark

The Bill of Rights Institute
Ben’s Guide to U.S. Government for Kids
The Center on Congress at Indiana University
Congress for Kids
Florida League of Cities, Inc.
National Archives
National Constitution Center
Office of the Governor
Our Documents
PBS – Constitution USA
The Presidential Timeline
State of Florida
State of Florida Online Sunshine
Sunnylands Civics Games
Youth Leadership Initiative
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:
Legislative Branch Overview Video:
Making Laws Webquest:
Separation of Powers: What’s for Lunch?:
Three Branches Webquest:
Who Represents Me? Webquest: