Weekly MINI Crossword Puzzles

Weekly MINI Crossword Puzzles

Weekly Civics Education Crossword Puzzles are now available on our website!   Have fun, come play! Discover what you know about your government and notable American women. Play this Puzzle NOW! Each puzzle has only 8 questions and the puzzle will change every week, so you can keep on playing. Puzzles are from our LWVPBC Civics Education crossword puzzle booklets. U.S. Citizenship Test Palm Beach Country Government Florida Grade 7 Textbook Notable American Women

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High-School Students BEE-coming Civic Education Superstars

High-School Students BEE-coming Civic Education Superstars

By Christene Campbell-Gabor   This year’s Government Bee Contest was conducted via Instagram due to COVID-19. Lori Dool, Palm Beach County School District Secondary School Social Studies Program Planner and the Co-Vice Chair of our Civics Education Committee, worked with a committee from the sponsoring bodies to make it happen. Thank you, Lori.   In the preliminary round, five civic questions were posted daily during the week of October 26.  Participating students responded and winners were listed on a leaderboard. In the final round, which was held on November 2 the day before the national elections, the leading students were given a specific time frame to submit their responses to 10 civic questions. It was an exciting competition for all 21 students who participated. There was even a tiebreaker question in the finals.    Congratulations to all of the winners. Winning students and their teachers were awarded monetary prizes. We

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You Have One Vote, Does It Count?

By Nikki Descoteaux, Civics Education Committee, Co-Vice-Chair Do you wonder if your one vote really matters? Voting is your right and responsibility. Moreover, history shows us even one vote can have a huge impact on election results. One of the most famous instances showing the importance of each vote relates to our centennial celebration of women’s suffrage. By the middle of 1920, only one more state was needed to ratify the 19th Amendment that would finally give women the right to vote. The only remaining opportunity that year to take a state vote on ratification was in Tennessee. On August 18, the legislative vote took place. The tension and drama  were palpable. With only one legislator’s vote outstanding, the tally was tied. Representative Harry T. Burn entered the Chamber wearing a red rose, symbol of anti-suffragists. Shockingly, when he was called on to vote “aye” or “nay” on suffrage, Burn

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Covid Is A Long Term Reality – Answer the Census Now To Help Us Keep Fighting It

Even after a vaccine joins the fight against Covid 19, the long term health effects and costs will remain in your community. It will take long term health resources, such as Medicare, Medicaid and community health centers to continue our response. And the way to secure those resources is to answer the Census NOW. Ask all your friends, organizations, congregations and neighbors to respond by going to www.2020census.gov for information in your own language. It takes just a few minutes to respond by phone (1-844-330-2020) or on line. And every response will bring over $30,000 to Florida during the next decade. The majority of that money will be for health programs.

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Happy at Harvard

Happy at Harvard

By introduction, my name is Rose Carbone and I teach seniors who are enrolled in AP Government and Politics and American Government courses at Seminole Ridge Community High School in Westlake, Florida. I would like to thank the LWV of Palm Beach County and Harvard Business School for providing the opportunity to attend the Case Method Project Community Workshop at Harvard Business School on August 18-20, 2019. The workshop was comprised of teachers from 60 schools across the country.  Under the tutelage of Professor David Moss, we were instructed on the Case Study Method which is an innovating and engaging approach to teaching History, Civics and Government in high schools.  The ultimate goals of the case study method are to help students retain the course content, and increase civic engagement. In terms of professional development, this memorable workshop was the highlight of my teaching career. I have started the implementation

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Harvard Civics Project

Harvard Civics Project

Dear Fellow League Members, I just wanted to congratulate all of you who successfully nominated teachers for the August Harvard Civics workshop! Professor Moss and the Harvard Case Method Project team have been very complimentary about the caliber of teachers selected. I thought you would like to know that we have nearly 80 teachers attending from 21 different states nominated by 50 League chapters from every region of the country. We know that the teachers are going to enjoy the professional development experience immensely, and Harvard is looking forward to welcoming them all next month! I have attached a press release about the project that I thought you might like to see. The National League will announce it in their bi-weekly League Update newsletter as well, so stay tuned for that. KINDLY SEND ALONG YOUR PRESS LINKS: SAMPLE AND ADDITIONAL BACKGROUND TO HELP We have had some terrific press links sent to us by Leagues who have teachers traveling

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Harvard Civics Program

Harvard Civics Program

Congratulations to the two PBC teachers who were accepted for the extraordinary opportunity to attend a Harvard Civics Program this summer. How much and what kind of power should the federal government have over the states?  This foundational question will be the focus of the August 2019 event being hosted by the League of Women Voters of Greenwich, Connecticut, Greenwich High School Social Studies Department and the Harvard Club of Fairfield County. The goal of the program, which has balanced participation of adults and high school students, is to encourage more cross-party dialogue and enthusiasm around political engagement and encourage voters to recommit themselves to the process of informed and reasoned debate. Previous participants returned from the experience very enthusiastic about incorporating the cases into their classes. Student evaluations have suggested that those participating in these cases are more likely to vote and more likely to think about running for office in the

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