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The Florida Law Related Education Association, Inc. offers a variety of lessons and curriculum materials for elementary and secondary classrooms. This section will provide direct access to materials, order forms, and opportunities to submit lessons.

Middle School Civics Models and Requirements

The Florida Law Related Education Association, Inc. has developed an innovative model seventh grade curriculum map and sampler of lessons to help districts and teachers implement the new yearlong middle school civics course. The curriculum model has been developed by FLREA staff after years of work throughout the nation and state in training teachers and developing/piloting curriculum materials. Executive Director Annette Boyd Pitts served as a framer and a writer for the new Next Generation Sunshine State Standards in Civics and Government. Pitts is also serving on the State End of Course Civics Assessment Committee.

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Adult Education Benchmarks

The Adult Education Benchmarks are a series of benchmark activities developed for adult, nonpartisan group presentations. Each activity ranges from 30 to 50 minutes and length, and includes a warm up exercise to have participants think and/or discuss certain issues or dilemmas prior to the presentation. Most activities include a PowerPoint to go with the presentation and an interview component to involve the audience in the process.

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iCivics

iCivics (formerly Our Courts) is a web-based education project designed to teach students civics and inspire them to be active participants in our democracy. iCivics is the vision of Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, who is concerned that students are not getting the information and tools they need for civic participation, and that civics teacher need better materials and support.

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Justice Teaching

Justice Teaching is designed to bring the constitutional doctrines of our government into vivid focus for the next generations. Resource material, including lesson plans and educational resources for schools, is added on a continual basis. Monitor the following page for resources: http://www.justiceteaching.org/lesson_plans.shtml

   

We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution

The primary goal of We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution is to promote civic competence and responsibility among the nation's elementary and secondary students. What makes the program so successful is the design of its instructional program, including its innovative culminating activity. This curriculum is distributed in Florida through the Florida Law Related Education Association, Inc. and is provided by the Center for Civic Education.

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Project Citizen

Project Citizen is a curricular program for middle, secondary, and post-secondary students, youth organizations, and adult groups that promotes competent and responsible participation in local and state government. The program helps participants learn how to monitor and influence public policy. In the process, they develop support for democratic values and principles, tolerance, and feelings of political efficacy.

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The People Unite

ThePeopleUnite.com is an innovative online classroom resource to assist teachers in exploring government and civic participation with their students. Students will learn about problems in their community and the role they can play in monitoring and influencing government.

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Florida CivicEd

A coalition of civic education programs and civic organizations is assembling to combat the crisis in the civic health of our country. The Florida Law Related Education Association, Inc. is surveying interested organizations and holding roundtable discussions. A state summit is planned for next year to increase the strength and visibility of civic education in Florida.

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Submit a Lesson

Contribute your best and be a part of our state repository. Share a lesson and we'll send you three. Now that's a deal! The Florida Law Related Education Association (FLREA) is very interested in how law-related curriculum is being incorporated into Florida's Schools. If you have any lesson plans that you would like to share, please download the following submittal form.

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Constitution Quiz

This survey is designed to test the knowledge of students and adults in their basic knowledge about the United States Constitution. There are 35 questions and no time limit. Upon submitting your answers, you will be shown your score and which questions you missed. Please only take this quiz once.

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