Students Investigating Primary Sources—Super Sized!

View the new SIPS activity for High School U.S. History titled, Big U.S. History Ideas Through Political Cartoons: 1898-1940 and discuss how political cartoons illustrate big ideas in U.S. history.

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Middle School Civics Resources

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Florida Standards and Florida EoC aligned instructional support materials for middle school civics.

Civics in a Snap Lessons

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15-20 Minute Lesson plans for all K-5 NGSSS civics benchmarks, aligned with relevant ELA Florida Standards.

Civics Connection

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Video lessons that engages former members of Congress to help high school students understand Congress.

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In 2010, the Florida Legislature unanimously adopted the Justice Sandra Day O’Connor Civics Education Act, which created a new statewide emphasis on civic learning. It required (1) that all middle school students complete a required course in civics; (2) that all middle school students (approximately 200,000 per year... Read Post ›

Legislation in Florida That Could Impact Social Studies

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Friends and colleagues, The Florida Legislature has had busy session! This post is intended to just loop you in on where legislation that could impact social studies stands after the most recent session. Please note that we here at FJCC/LFI take no political position on any of this. This... Read Post ›

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