Our Civics in Real Life series continues this week with our newest one on The Cares Act. This resource is intended to inform students about Congressional spending power while also asking them to think about how the exercise of this power during a crisis impacts their life today.


You can of course download all of the Civics in Real Life resources over on Florida Citizen for free! As a reminder, our topics so far have addressed

Primary Sources

primary sources

Federalism in Action


The Preamble in Action

Preamble Executive Orders CRL EO

the Common Good, CG1

and Public Health and the Social Contract. PH1

Upcoming resources will include States Rights and Responsibilities, Symbolism, and Non-Governmental Organizations, among others. The second one this week will post on Thursday.

We hope that you will find these useful. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us at anytime! And don’t forget, you can find the ‘Civics in Real Life’ resource on the Florida Joint Center for Citizenship website here. Be sure also to check out Civics360 for videos and readings that explore additional civics concepts and ideas within a more traditional framework!