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Updates and Resources for Civic Learning Week!

March 8, 2024
Good afternoon friends. Next week is Civic Learning Week, and we wanted to take a few minutes and share with you some resources to support student civic learning and engagement. Teachers Advacing Civic Learning First of all, here at the Lou Frey Institute and our Florida Joint Center for Citizenship, we believe in the power of elevating…


September 16, 2022
Good morning friends! It’s Constitution Day! Please check out today’s great new CRL to reflect on this important day!

September Holidays, Observances, and Instruction for Civics and Government

September 1, 2022
Good morning, friends! Today we bring you a resource for September that you might find useful. This PDF, with embedded links, shares important holidays and observances that take place throughout the month of September. It includes links to lots of resources that you might find useful! You can download it below.

Back to School Webinar!

August 10, 2022
Hey friends! Are you new to teaching civics and government in Florida? On August 24th at 4:30 we will holding a webinar to discuss resources and things to remember when working to create that next generation of Florida citizens. It is, as always, free! You can register for the webinar here, and download and share…

Resources for the Florida High School/Secondary Civic Literacy Examination

August 10, 2022
Hey friends. As you are likely aware, Florida has established a Civic Literacy Examination for high school seniors and college students. High school kids only have to take it, while it is an actual graduation requirement for Florida college and university students. To support this, we have collaborated with FDOE to support the development of…

Education for Sustainability and Human Rights Program 2022 at Kennesaw State

April 11, 2022
Good morning friends. On behalf of our colleagues, we are happy to share this professional development opportunity! Date: June 6th-11th, 2022*Location: Kennesaw State University The Miner Anderson Family Foundation and the Division of Global Affairs at Kennesaw State University are pleased to announce the 2022 Education for Sustainability and Human Rights Program. Inspired by the…

Lou Frey Institute/FJCC is looking for curriculum developers!

March 7, 2022
Good morning friends!!! As you may recall, we recently were awarded a grant by the FDOE to develop curricular materials in support of the new K-12 civics and government benchmarks. In pursuit of this, we are hiring multiple positions! We are looking for three 6-12 curriculum developers and one K-5 curriculum developer, for a grant-funded…

Upcoming Webinar: How RBG Came to Be: The Process of Appointing a Supreme Court Justice

February 28, 2022
Friends, on Thursday, March 3rd at 4pm, we will be hosting a webinar in collaboration with the Clinton Library. It is very much ‘of the moment’, as Kathleen Pate, Education Specialist at the Clinton Library, will be discussing the nomination and confirmation process of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. This is a free webinar open to everyone,…

New Civics in Real Life Series for Black History Month: Civics Connection Spotlight

February 2, 2022
Good afternoon, friends. You are likely already familiar with our Civics in Real Life series over on Florida Citizen. We are quite please to share with you a new addition to the series (already expanded with our look at Supreme Court Cases, The Docket. Introducing Civics Connection Spotlight! This new addition will focus on individuals…

Lou Frey Institute/Florida Joint Center for Citizenship Updated Website!

January 31, 2022
So some news, friends. You may be a user of our Florida Citizen website (we hope you are, it has most of what you need to teach civics!) , and if so we hope that you find our resources useful! We recently relaunched the site, to better align with University of Central Florida style guides.…