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SS.7.C.4.2 - Government and Citizen Participation in International Organizations

Reporting Category 1: Origins and Purposes of Law and Government

Reporting Category 1: General

Enlightenment Ideas: SS.7.C.1.1

Impact of Key Documents: SS.7.C.1.2

English Policies: SS.7.C.1.3

Declaration of Independence: SS.7.C.1.4

Articles of Confederation: SS.7.C.1.5

Preamble of the Constitution: SS.7.C.1.6

Separation of Powers and Checks & Balances: SS.7.C.1.7

Federalists and Anti-Federalists: SS.7.C.1.8

Rule of Law: SS.7.C.1.9

Sources & Types of Laws: SS.7.C.3.10

Reporting Category 2: Roles, Rights, and Responsibilities of Citizens

Reporting Category 2: General

Citizenship: SS.7.C.2.1

Obligations of Citizens: SS.7.C.2.2

Bill of Rights & Other Amendments: SS.7.C.2.4

Constitutional Safeguards & Limits: SS.7.C.2.5

Constitutional Rights: SS.7.C.3.6

13th, 14th, 15th, 19th, 24th, & 26th Amendments: SS.7.C.3.7

Landmark Supreme Court Cases: SS.7.C.3.12

Reporting Category 3: Government Policies and Political Processes

Reporting Category 3: General

Political Parties: SS.7.C.2.8

Qualifications for Political Office: SS.7.C.2.9

Monitoring & Influencing Government: SS.7.C.2.10

Media & Political Communications: SS.7.C.2.11

Public Policy: SS.7.C.2.12

Multiple Perspectives: SS.7.C.2.13

U.S. Domestic & Foreign Policy: SS.7.C.4.1

Participation in International Organizations: SS.7.C.4.2

U.S. & International Conflicts: SS.7.C.4.3

Reporting Category 4: Organization and Function of Government

Reporting Category 4: General

Forms of Government: SS.7.C.3.1

Systems of Government: SS.7.C.3.2

Three Branches of Government: SS.7.C.3.3

Federalism: SS.7.C.3.4

Amendment Process: SS.7.C.3.5

Structure, Function, & Processes of Government: SS.7.C.3.8

Court System: SS.7.C.3.11

United States & Florida Constitutions: SS.7.C.3.13

Government Obligations & Services: SS.7.C.3.14

What You Need to Know:

Student Reading Review for SS.7.C.4.2

Recognize government and citizen participation in international organizations.


Benchmark Clarifications:

  • Students will identify major international organizations in which government plays a role. Read more!
  • Students will recognize that international organizations may be located in the United States. Read more!
  • Students will describe ways that individual citizens and government can seek participation in international organizations. Read more!
  • Students will examine the ways that government and individuals may support international organizations. Read more!

Example One (Low Complexity)

The U.S. government is a member of which organization?

A. United Nations

B. European Union

C. World Wildlife Fund

D. International Red Cross

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Example Two (Moderate Complexity)

The statement below is from Executive Order 10924, President John F. Kennedy, March 1, 1961.

C42 Moderate

What opportunities does the executive order create for citizens and the government?

A. to provide for the common defense

B. to establish domestic tranquility

C. to advance the common good

D. to administer justice

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Example Three (High Complexity)

The graph below shows participation in international organizations.

C42 High

What conclusion about international NGOs can be drawn from the graph?

A. They have decreased community involvement.

B. They have increased democratic participation.

C. They have maintained world peace.

D. They have strengthened terrorism.

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C.4.2 - Vocabulary


FLDOE Civics Tutorials

International Organizations
courtesy of FL Department of Education


Discovery Education


  • American Red Cross (total length 2:58) from 19th Century Turning Points in U.S. History: 1871-1900
  • United Nations Children's Fund, Encyclopedia Article

Civics on Demand

Additional Resources

Textbook Review


Chapter 15, Section 3 - p. 371-374

Chapter 22 - p. 584-600

Chapter 23 - p. 608-624