Civics (Grade 7) Online Resources

Civics (Grade 7) Online Resources

General Online Resources

iCivics: Don't just learn civics, play civics!

Escambia County EOC Review for Civics
FLVS Civics Practice Test and Answer Key

Flocabulary Civics Rap Videos

 

Civics Standards-Based Tutorials from FloridaStudents.org:
 

Tutorial 1

Examine the powers and processes of the three branches of our federal government. In this interactive tutorial you'll learn what Congress, the President, and the Supreme Court really do.  (SS.7.C.3.3, SS.7.C.3.8)

 

Tutorial 2

Learn about 5 international conflicts involving the United States from 1961 to the present, including the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Iraq War.  For each, you'll learn how the conflict began and how the U.S. responded. You'll also complete practice exercises in this interactive tutorial.   (SS.7.C.4.3)

http://www.floridastudents.org/PreviewResource/StudentResource/124689

Tutorial 3

In this tutorial, you'll explore the state government of Florida.  You may be surprised to learn that Florida's government is modeled after the federal government.  It has three branches--legislative, executive and judicial--each with its own specific powers and processes.  (SS.7.C.3.4, SS.7.C.3.8, SS.7.C.3.9, SS.7.C.3.11)

http://www.floridastudents.org/PreviewResource/StudentResource/119321

Tutorial 4

Identify the impact of individuals, interest groups, and the media on monitoring and influencing the government of the United States in this interactive tutorial. (SS.7.C.2.10)

http://www.floridastudents.org/PreviewResource/StudentResource/126611

Tutorial 5

Learn about 6 crucial amendments to the U.S. Constitution.  These amendments ended slavery, ensured equal rights for all citizens, and guaranteed voting rights to women, African Americans, and other minority groups.   (SS.7.C.3.7)

http://www.floridastudents.org/PreviewResource/StudentResource/119044

Tutorial 6

Learn about one of the most important principles in our American democracy: rule of law.  You'll explore this important concept and learn about its application to a famous Supreme Court decision: United States v. Nixon.  (SS.7.C.3.12, SS.7.C.1.9)

http://www.floridastudents.org/PreviewResource/StudentResource/118748

Tutorial 7

Learn about the election process, register to vote, and participate in a mock election to pick the mayor of Tutorial Town! This interactive tutorial is a companion to Evaluate the Candidates: Who Will You Choose? (SS.7.C.2.7)

http://www.floridastudents.org/PreviewResource/StudentResource/126031

Tutorial 8

Learn how to evaluate candidates running for political office.  You'll play the role of a voter choosing between 2 candidates running for mayor of your town!

This interactive tutorial is a companion to Election Time in Tutorial Town. (SS.7.C.2.9, SS.7.C.2.11)

http://www.floridastudents.org/PreviewResource/StudentResource/119050

Tutorial 9

Learn about the rights, obligations, and responsibilities of citizens of the United States in this interactive tutorial. (SS.7.C.2.2, SS.7.C.2.3)

http://www.floridastudents.org/PreviewResource/StudentResource/120333

Tutorial 10

Explore the workings of the 3 branches of the U.S. federal government, with an emphasis on the checks and balances that allow our government to achieve a proper separation of powers.  (SS.7.C.1.7, SS.7.C.3.8)

http://www.floridastudents.org/PreviewResource/StudentResource/126030

Tutorial 11

In this interactive tutorial, you'll simulate the experience of serving on a jury and deciding a case!  Learn all about trial by jury and why it's such an important part of our society--as well as an obligation of citizenship.  (SS.7.C.2.6, SS.7.C.2.2)

http://www.floridastudents.org/PreviewResource/StudentResource/128054

 

Tutorial 12

In this interactive tutorial, you'll become familiar with the viewpoints of the 2 groups on opposite sides of the great debate over the U.S. Constitution: Federalists and Anti-Federalists.  (SS.7.C.1.8)

http://www.floridastudents.org/PreviewResource/StudentResource/117965

Tutorial 13

In this interactive tutorial, you'll analyze all 10 Constitutional Amendments that make up the Bill of Rights.  You'll learn not only about the rights and freedoms guaranteed by each, but also the limits of those rights.   (SS.7.C.2.5, SS.7.C.2.4)

http://www.floridastudents.org/PreviewResource/StudentResource/119020

Tutorial 14

In this interactive tutorial, you'll learn about responsible citizenship and how you might make positive changes in your own community.  What can individuals do on their own to make change, and when can your government help?   (SS.7.C.2.12, SS.7.C.2.14, SS.7.C.3.14, SS.7.C.2.3)

http://www.floridastudents.org/PreviewResource/StudentResource/126037

Tutorial 15

In this interactive tutorial, you'll explore the similarities and differences of the federal Constitution of the United States and the state Constitution of Florida.  You'll also learn about our system of federalism and how it is expressed in these Constitutions.  (SS.7.C.3.4,SS.7.C.3.13)

http://www.floridastudents.org/PreviewResource/StudentResource/122672

Tutorial 16

In this interactive tutorial, you'll learn why Great Britain and her 13 American colonies experienced severe conflict during the years 1763 to 1776.  By the end of this time span, Britain and America were at war, and the Declaration of Independence had announced the United States of America as a brand new nation, no longer colonies of Britain.   (SS.7.C.1.3)

http://www.floridastudents.org/PreviewResource/StudentResource/107763

Tutorial 17

This interactive tutorial teaches you all about the process of amending--changing--the United States Constitution. (SS.7.C.3.5)

http://www.floridastudents.org/PreviewResource/StudentResource/119043

 

Tutorial 18

In this tutorial you'll learn all about citizenship in the United States of America: what citizenship is, how the U.S. Constitution and laws define who is a citizen, how some Americans have citizenship from birth, and how others became U.S. citizens through a process called naturalization. (SS.7.C.2.1)

http://www.floridastudents.org/PreviewResource/StudentResource/116268

 

Tutorial 19

This interactive tutorial will teach you the concepts of the United States' foreign and domestic policy.  You'll also "take an international flight" to see how the U.S. conducts foreign policy abroad with the help of the State Department. (SS.7.C.4.1)

http://www.floridastudents.org/PreviewResource/StudentResource/118977

Tutorial 20

In this interactive tutorial, you'll analyze the ideas, complaints, and language found in the Declaration of Independence, one of the most important documents in the history of the United States.  (SS.7.C.1.1, SS.7.C.1.4)

http://www.floridastudents.org/PreviewResource/StudentResource/116503

Tutorial 21

Analyze the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution - line by line, word by word. You'll be a Preamble expert by the end of this interactive tutorial!  (SS.7.C.1.6)

http://www.floridastudents.org/PreviewResource/StudentResource/117894

Tutorial 22

This interactive tutorial will teach you about the international organizations with which the United States government and its citizens are involved.  You'll learn about intergovernmental organizations, non-governmental organizations, and the United Nations.  (SS.7.C.4.2)

http://www.floridastudents.org/PreviewResource/StudentResource/118879

Tutorial 23

This interactive tutorial for students in 7th grade Civics will teach you all about political parties in the U.S., including what they are and how they function in our political system. You'll learn lots about the two major parties, the Democrats and the Republicans, and also about third parties and what it means to be a political "independent." (SS.7.C.2.8, SS.7.C.2.13)

http://www.floridastudents.org/PreviewResource/StudentResource/118772

Tutorial 24

In this interactive tutorial, you'll learn about the different levels of our federal judicial system, from federal district courts all the way up to the one and only Supreme Court.  Along the way, you'll learn in detail about the landmark Supreme Court case Tinker v. Des Moines, which set an important precedent for students' right to free speech in schools. (SS.7.C.3.6, SS.7.C.3.11, SS.7.C.3.12)

http://www.floridastudents.org/PreviewResource/StudentResource/118766

Tutorial 25

This tutorial is designed to help you learn the concepts and skills from the Grade 7 Civics Florida Standards. By the end of this tutorial, you will understand how the decisions of the United States Supreme Court have affected the equal rights of Americans. You will learn the outcomes and impacts of two famous cases. (SS.7.C.3.6, SS.7.C.3.12)

http://www.floridastudents.org/PreviewResource/StudentResource/120141

Tutorial 26

The Articles of Confederation was our nation’s first written constitution.  By the end of this tutorial, you will be able to identify its major weaknesses and their consequences, and explain the reasons why America's Founding Fathers replaced the Articles of Confederation with the government we still use today, the U.S. Constitution.  (SS.7.C.1.5)

http://www.floridastudents.org/PreviewResource/StudentResource/116010

Tutorial 27

By the end of this tutorial, you should be able to identify the three branches of the federal government as established by the Constitution of the United States.  These are the legislative, executive and judicial branches.  You will also be able to identify the structure and function of each branch of government. (SS.7.C.3.3)

http://www.floridastudents.org/PreviewResource/StudentResource/111634

Tutorial 28

By the end of this tutorial, you will be able to compare and contrast different forms of government, including democracy, socialism, communism, monarchy, oligarchy, and autocracy. You will begin to develop your own ideas about why different governments exist in certain places. (SS.7.C.3.1)

http://www.floridastudents.org/PreviewResource/StudentResource/119941

Tutorial 29

By the end of this tutorial, you will understand the differences between unitary, federal, and confederation systems of government, and you will recognize real world examples of each system.  You will also understand how these systems of government are different from the forms of government you have already learned about.  Finally, you will understand some of the strengths and weaknesses of each system. (SS.7.C.3.2)

http://www.floridastudents.org/PreviewResource/StudentResource/101709

Tutorial 30

By the end of this tutorial, you will understand how Enlightenment ideas like separation of powers, natural law, and the social contract influenced the Founding Fathers and their design of the United States Government. (SS.7.C.1.1)

http://www.floridastudents.org/PreviewResource/StudentResource/101384

Tutorial 31

By the end of this tutorial, you will understand how and why American citizens are governed by two governments which share power: the federal government of the United States and the government of the state in which they live. (SS.7.C.3.4)

http://www.floridastudents.org/PreviewResource/StudentResource/109855

Tutorial 32

By the end of this tutorial, you will understand how documents like Magna Carta, the English Bill of Rights, the Mayflower Compact, and Thomas Paine’s Common Sense influenced the views of American colonists when they sought their independence from Great Britain and formed their own government. (SS.7.C.1.2)

http://www.floridastudents.org/PreviewResource/StudentResource/102484

 

Tutorial 33

By the end of this tutorial, you should understand how a bill, an idea for a law, becomes a law. You will see how bills are passed by Congress and signed into law by the President. And you will understand how all three branches of government play a role in determining the laws of our land. This complicated process ensures that our laws are fair and can withstand the tests of time. (SS.7.C.3.8, SS.7.C.3.9)

http://www.floridastudents.org/PreviewResource/StudentResource/115322