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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Some Thoughts on the 2019 Florida Civics EOCA Scores

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So as most civic educators here in Florida are likely aware (judging by the obsessive reloading of the FLDOE website during workshops I attended last week ;-) ), the scores for the state End of Course Assessment in Civics have been released. And the news overall is positive! Scores remained remarkably... Read Post ›

An Overview of Civics in Florida

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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 ›

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