Middle School Civics Curriculum
Civics Course Outline
The Florida Law Related Education Association, Inc. has developed a civics course outline and sampler of lessons to assist school districts and teachers in successfully implementing the middle school civics course. The curriculum model provides a series of lessons to address each of the benchmarks. Additionally, a “getting to the point” sampler has been developed to provide content specific materials including lessons and PowerPoint presentations to help reinforce each and every civics benchmark.
The materials are interactive, visual and help supplement existing classroom resources. The site is free to Florida civics teachers through an online registration process. We welcome your feedback to let us know how these materials have been utilized in your classroom.
FLREA Executive Director Annette Boyd Pitts served as a framer and a writer for the Next Generation Sunshine Standards in Civics and Government. Pitts has also served on the State End of Course Civics Assessment Committee. The materials reflect an applied civics approach with content driven by the End of Course Exam Item Specifications Booklet.
Register for the Civics Curriculum and the "Getting to the Point" lesson sampler.
Let us know how we can help you integrate these materials in your classroom. FLREA staff are also available to train teachers in your district. For additional information, contact Annette Boyd Pitts at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Florida Law Related Education Association, Inc. recommends adding a Law Studies elective to supplement the required civics course. Many school districts have already initiated this addition. For additional information on the course, see the Florida Course Code Directory (2106030* M/J Law Studies).