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Back to School with FJCC Webinar

August 10, 2022
On August 24th, we will be hosting a back to school webinar for folks who may be new to teaching civics and government in Florida, or just may need a refresher. This is essentially what we did during district inservice days this summer, but thought others might find it useful as well!

2022 Florida Mock Midterm Election

July 30, 2022
Engage your students in a democratic process and have them cast their preferences for Florida’s governor, cabinet, constitutional amendments, and United States senator!

Party at the Poll Event

July 28, 2022
Sponsored by: The UCF Lou Frey Institute and Orange County League of Women Voters Date: Wednesday, October 31 Time: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Location: In front of the College of Sciences Building This event will Include: Free pizza for students General voting information On campus early voting information Expert non-partisan volunteers to answer questions…

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…

New Lou Frey Institute Podcast

October 28, 2021
Good morning friends of FJCC and the Lou Frey Institute. Did you know we have a podcast? We do! Civics in Real Time is a spinoff of our Civics in Real Life series, hosted by our own Sade Teel. Our newest episode, available here, features Dr. Todd Curry of UT-El Paso discussing the shadow docket. Be sure to check out…

Transitions at the Lou Frey Institute and the Florida Joint Center for Citizenship

October 21, 2021
Good afternoon, friends. It is with sad but also excited hearts (quite the contradiction!) that we share with you some news on transitions here at LFI/FJCC. Valerie McVey, our Director of Curriculum, has been with us for more than a decade. She is one of the main reasons that our lesson plans and resources are so…