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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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.

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

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Civics Renewal Network announces award winner!

April 16th, 2019

Recently, our friends at the Civics Renewal Network announced the finalists and winner of a 200,000 dollar Annenberg Institute for Civics grant. While we here at FJCC/LFI did not make the cut (but were honored being able to apply!), we are excited to see such success for the... Read Post ›

Reintroducing LFI and FJCC!

March 29th, 2019

Good afternoon, dear friends in civics. Today's post is response to this positive and supportive piece published in recently in Florida Politics. As you are most likely aware, the Lou Frey Institute/FJCC has faced a continual budget issue for the past few years. The linked Florida Politics post argues... Read Post ›

Elementary Social Studies and Why it Matters

November 19th, 2018

We know that we have issues in this country with social studies instruction, and it is especially challenging at the elementary level. Whether we are talking about the impact of assessment on instruction, the weakness of the content-based resources, or simply the loss of time devoted to and disappearance of... Read Post ›

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