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Civics is all around us. There is a lot to know about the government and how “We the People” interact with the government and each other. Let's help each other expand our civic literacy.

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HB5 Lesson Plans

This high school government lesson plan was developed to facilitate instruction and discussion concerning the United States’ founding principles versus totalitarian systems of government. This lesson is aligned to the expectations of HB 5 (2021): Civic Education Curriculum. Our essential question: Why are the founding principles essential for a free society?

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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.

Holocaust Lesson Plans


These lessons have been developed to facilitate teaching and learning the history of the Holocaust and the required instructional approach as outlined in state statute 1003.42.2(g)1.

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Professional Development

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

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Update on LFI/FJCC Staff Transitions

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Civics in Real Life Update

June 29th, 2020

Good morning, friends in Civics! Have you been keeping up with our Civics in Real Life materials? The most recent two CRL readings concern natural law and the social contract and consent of the governed. We have posted two more Civics in Real Life readings this week! The first looks... Read Post ›

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