As we celebrate the relaunch of the Florida Joint Center for Citizenship website (seriously; we had balloons), I want to make sure that you are aware of brand new civics lessons that we have posted on the site. These lessons, which we are calling 'Civics in a Snap', are 15-20 minutes long and are aligned with both the Florida Standards (what used to be Common Core) and with the elementary civics benchmarks. You can check out the lessons here, once you have registered. While they are designed for Florida, we welcome those from other states to adapt them as you like to fit your standards! I also want to thank the folks in Miami-Dade for the work that they did on the lessons. The whole process was wonderful, and the fact that these are 100% teacher created is simply exciting.

We owe a great deal of gratitude to Miami-Dade Social Studies Supervisor Robert Brazofsky and the following teachers:

Susan Boundy Elizabeth Chang Warren Ashley Clinch Nora Espinosa Marie Garcia Angelica Hernandez Bienicka Jean-Mary Olga Marrero Dr. Mercy MacDowell Estrella Mellon Susan Rodriguez Christina Romero Virginia Sanchez Sharon Shelley Cassie Slone (Pinellas County) Nicolas Valdes

Please be sure to check out the lessons for yourself. Simply click the benchmark to preview the lesson!


Civics in a Snap! For when you have just enough time to help your kids learn about being good citizens!