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


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What You Need to Know:

Student Review Reading for SS.7.C.3.14

Differentiate between local, state, and federal governments' obligations and services.


Benchmark Clarifications:

  • Students will evaluate scenarios in order to determine which level of government provides specific services. Read more!

  • Students will classify government services according to level of government in order to evaluate the role that each plays in their lives. Read more!

  • Students will compare the obligations/powers of governments at each level. Read more!

  • Students will compare the reserved, concurrent and expressed/enumerated powers of government. Read more!

Example One (Low Complexity)

Which level of government regulates drivers' licenses?

A. county

B. federal

C. municipal

D. state


Example Two (Moderate Complexity)

The Venn diagram below shows some services provided by state and local governments.


Which service completes the Venn diagram?

A. regulating taxicabs

B. creating a police force

C. regulating savings banks

D. issuing driver licenses


Example Three (High Complexity)

The statement below is from a document.


What conclusion can be drawn from the statement?

A. It is illegal to suspend trash collection.

B. It is illegal to suspend police services.

C. It is illegal to suspend mail delivery.

D. It is illegal to suspend fire services.


C.3.14 - Vocabulary

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Discovery Education


  • Culture Clips: Local Government (total length 2:18) from Crossroads Café: The People's Choice
  • Florida Government (total length 1:10, stop at 0:32) Audio File
  • State Government (total length 4:01) from TLC Elementary School: Separation of Powers
  • State Government (total length 3:49) from This is Our Government

Civics on Demand

Additional Resources

Textbook Review


Chapter 3, Section 1 - p. 86-91

Chapter 8 - p. 202-220

Chapter 9 - p. 228-242

Chapter 14, Section 1 - p. 338-342