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Aligned with Florida State Standards, TCI’s ready-to-teach civics lessons prepare your students to become informed, civically engaged members of their communities. Resources in this collection include:

  • Sea Turtle Season: Responsible Citizenship (FL Civics Benchmarks: SS.2.CG.2.2)
  • The Constitutional Convention (FL Civics Benchmarks: SS.7.CG.1.7)
  • American Foreign Policy (FL Civics Benchmarks: SS.912.CG.4.2)
  • Symbols of the United States (FL Civics Benchmarks: SS.2.CG.2.4)

Celebrate and honor the many achievements of African Americans in every field, from science and the arts to politics and religion with our free lessons, biographies, and primary source activities. Resources include:

  • Lessons: Quilters of Gee’s Bend, Making Communities Better, Racial Equality in the United States
  • Biographies: Richard Allen, Marian Anderson, George Washington Carver, Katherine Johnson, and Booker T. Washington
  • Primary Source Activities: Documents on the Rebellions of Denmark Vesey and Nat Turner, Booker T. Washington’s “The Atlanta Compromise” Speech, and The Civil Rights Act of 1964
Black History Month
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Don’t miss out on your opportunity for students to learn more about George Washington and other presidents. Resources in this collection include:

  • Primary Source Activities: Conflict Within Washington’s Cabinet, Washington’s Farewell Address, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s “Four Freedoms” Speech, The Presidency in Contemporary America, Assemblyman Theodore Roosevelt’s “The Duties of American Citizenship” Speech
  • Biographies: George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt, Ronald Reagan, Barack Obama
  • Additional Resources: Book recommendations, puppet shows, and other fun activities.

Love is in the air! This Valentine’s Day, have your students fall in love with our free resources, which include:

  • Super Simple Science Activity: Bean to Bar, where students explore how chocolate is made and analyze its properties.
  • “I Care” hands-on activity
  •  “My Groups” song, and
  • Other ELA, Math, and Science activities
Valentine's Day
Winter Olympics

Whether you live in a cold climate or not, have your students explore the wonders of winter with our free resources.

  • Featured Olympic-Themed Lesson: As the Winter Olympics kick off this year, have your students explore how science is involved in Olympic sports
  • Other Lessons: Bears in Winter, Penguin Parents, and Weather and Climate
  • Career Profiles: Chief Sustainability Officer, Climatologist, Environmental Engineer, Environmental Scientist, and Meteorologist
  • Virtual Backgrounds: Fun winter-themed virtual backgrounds
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