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Promote Critical Thinking. Drive Deeper Learning. Build Background Knowledge.

Working with primary sources builds a wide range of student skills, from reading complex texts to assessing the credibility of sources to conducting research. Primary sources also:

  • help students relate in personal ways to past events
  • form connections to historical evidence, deepening their understanding of the past and our nation’s founding principles, and
  • enable them to compare current national events to our country's foundational underpinnings
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Support Your Social Studies Curricula With Florida Civic Literacy Readers

These primary source collections help students make connections through the introduction to our country's most important foundational documents along with the U.S. Supreme Court cases that interpreted them. These books are student-friendly, grade-appropriate, and feature guiding questions to support rich, productive classroom discussions. Students and teachers will also appreciate that many of the cases are excerpted so learners can focus on the most important elements of the case. Each book includes:

  • key academic terms
  • background info necessary to support core curriculum lessons and units
  • modular, non-linear design so chapters can be taught individually
  • Q&A format for introducing primary sources to help students better understand the readings

Available Products Include

Florida Civic Literacy (4-5). Elementary students are introduced to the core U.S. foundational documents: The Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution - specifically the Preamble and Bill of Rights. Also included are the Articles of Government, The Emancipation Proclamation, and The Gettysburg Address.

Grade 4-5 FL TOC 150

Florida Civic Literacy (6-8). Middle school students will learn about early views on rights via Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania, The Rights of the Colonists, and Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass. Supreme Court cases include Plessy v. Ferguson, Loving v. Virginia, Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, and more.

Grade 6-8 Spread TOC 150

Florida Civic Literacy (9-12). Features more than a dozen foundational documents on the development of American political thought including: The Magna Carta, Leviathan, The Spirit of the Laws, Common Sense, Civil Disobedience, and Lyndon Johnson's Speech to Congress on Voting Rights.  Supporting Supreme Court cases include McColloch v. Maryland, Dred Scott v. Sandford, Brown v. Board of Education, Gideon v. Wainwright, Miranda v. Arizona, and more. Also includes the 1838 and 1968 Florida state constitutions so students can compare and contrast the changes.

Grade 9-12 Spread FL_TOC 125


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4th–5th Grade $5.49 $4.95
5th–8th Grade $5.95 $5.36
9th–12th Grade $7.95 $7.16

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* Minimum 50 copies per title

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