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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.…

The Florida Joint Center for Citizenship at the Lou Frey Institute is looking for help!

January 21, 2022
Hey friends, are you teaching K-12 social studies in Florida? Do you have experience with lessons and other curricular materials development (especially including videos)? Do you want to make some extra money? While we WILL be posting for multiple full time positions soon (watch this space!), we are ALSO offering stipends to those that may…

Covid-19 Instructional Resource Support from FJCC/LFI

January 18, 2022
As school districts across the country continue to deal with the effects of Covid-19, the Florida Joint Center for Citizenship at the Lou Frey Institute is here to help! Below are some suggested uses of our resources that can assist districts/schools with teacher shortages and/or students who may need to learn from home. As a…

Civics and Debate in Florida

November 18, 2021
In January of 2020, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, backed by a significant grant from the Marcus Foundation and in collaboration with the Florida Education Foundation, announced the Florida Civics and Debate Initiative as part of his civic literacy efforts. This past weekend, your bloghost had the great pleasure to attend the inaugural National Civics and Debate Tournament in…

New Civics-related Lessons for Teaching the Holocaust Now Available

November 9, 2021
Good morning friends. This Holocaust Education Week here in Florida, we are please to share with you a new set of stand alone lessons that connect civics concepts and ideas to aspects of the Holocaust. These lessons are for middle and high school students and cover a wide spectrum. Please note that a free Florida Citizen log in may…

Teaching the Bonus March with the Hoover Library!

November 4, 2021
Good afternoon, friends! Did you miss yesterday’s webinar with the Hoover Presidential Library and Museum? It’s now available online! Click here to view it. Join Elizabeth Dinschel, Archivist and Education Specialist from the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum for her session: The Bonus March: How to Teach History with a Civics Lesson In 1932, World War I veterans…