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

Middle School

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

Civics in a Snap Lessons

Elementary School

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

Civics Connection

High School

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

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Professional development covering virtually any content area or pedagogy relevant to K-12 civics.

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New Addition to Civics360

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Civics360 is a resource for civics education that we at the Florida Joint Center for Citizenship are excited to provide to the civics education community in Florida and beyond. It contains readings in multiple languages, more than 60 animated and narrated videos across a variety of topic areas, practice assessments,... Read Post ›

Improving Civics360 to Meet Your Needs

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You are, we hope, familiar with Civics360, a resource dedicated to providing content and literacy tools for civics instruction. If you aren't familiar with Civics360, it has narrated 5 to 10 minute videos, readings in three languages, vocabulary tools, and assessment resources across a wide variety of civics and government... Read Post ›

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