Civics Education

CIVICS EDUCATION

CIVICS EDUCATION

Focus:

  • To provide reliable information on elections and public policy issues to a diverse PBC population through innovative educational approaches;
  • To develop innovative voter education modules including a civics curriculum;
  • To work with PBC Schools to provide civics in the classroom.

Chair: Christene Campbell-Gabor (cgabor5@gmail.com, 561-271-4648)

Meetings: The last Wednesday of every month. Every second meeting is held in the evening. See Calendar for time and location.…

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PBC Legislative Delegation

Written by Christene Campbell-Gabor, Chair, LWVPBC Civics Education Committee

LWVPBC Interns Faith Maniti and Dayalis Zamora presented at the PBC Legislative delegation public hearing on December 1st, 2017 at Palm Beach State College Belle Glade Campus.

Our Civics Education team is asking for the Legislators to sponsor or support a bill that would ensure that Civics Education is taught to all students from kindergarten through college.

Congratulation Dayalis and Faith on a job well done. We are all proud of (and impressed by) your presentation skills and the work that you are doing with the League.

 

Photos below (left to right): Faith Maniti and Daylis Zamora presenting at the podium; Faith, Rep. Lori Berman, Rep. Matt Willhite, and Dayalis; Dayalis, Rep. Bill Hagar, and Faith; Faith, Rep.

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Civics Education, Civility, Voting

The message at the Sunday, November 26 Celebration of America at Patch Reef Park in Boca Raton was clear.  Civics Education, Civility and Voting are of the utmost importance to our democracy.

Dr. Robert Watson

Dr. Watson, pictured left speaking, reminded us that America was founded with Cooperation, Compromise and Consensus.  The LWVPBC Civics Education Committee will take the 3Cs to heart when working with the schools, community and other groups.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elayne Goodman, Nikki Descoteaux and Dr. Tom Gabor

Attendees included: Dr. Robert Watson, Rep. Lori Berman, LWV PBC members pictured here left to right Elayne Goodman, Nikki Descoteaux, and Tom Gabor. Claire Press, Barbara Katz, Daniel Goldstein and Christene Campbell-Gabor were also in attendance.

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The Minis Are Coming

The Minis Are Coming

Crossword MinisThe LWVPBC MINIS are Mini Crossword Puzzles created for everyone interested in Civics Education and in the U.S. Government. A fun, fascinating and interesting way to see how much you know about American History and American Laws.
The first booklet of Eight Minis includes the 100 questions from the U.S. Citizenship Test.

The MINIS will be available on our website, in the LWVPBC Newsletter or in a booklet. Watch for them.

Contact Christene Campbell-Gabor, Chair, Civics Education, LWVPBC at cgabor5@gmail.com if you have any questions.…

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Government Bee 2018

PALM BEACH COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT’S 3RD ANNUAL

GOVERNMENT BEE

SATURDAY APRIL 7TH, 2018

 

The Government Bee will start at 10:00, finals will be held at 1:00 (after lunch)

The LWVPBC is delighted to sponsor the Palm Beach County School District’s 3rd annual Government Bee again this year. This year’s event will be held on April 7th at Seminole Ridge High School.

The Government Bee is an academic style competition that encourages teams of students to become engaged in the Civics Education. Similar to a spelling bee, participants go head-to-head answering questions about their government. The finals are exciting and great fun to watch.

There will be many volunteer opportunities available for those who want to participate. Contact Christene Campbell-Gabor, Chair, Civics Education at cgabor5@gmail.com , if you …

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Lou Frey Institute tools

Lou Frey Institute

CIVICS EDUCATION

By Christene Campbell-Gabor, Chair, Civics Education

 

LWVPBC Chair of Civics Education, Christene Campbell-Gabor, met with Doug Dobson, Executive Director of the Lou Frey Institute of Politics and Government in Orlando to discuss Civics Education.

 

The Institute serves every District in Florida and is a recognized national leader in Civics Education. The Institute supports continuous improvement in civic learning and provides excellent sites for teachers, supervisors, and students.

 

All Lou Frey Institute tools and programs are free and available for the League to use and share.  The LWVPBC Civics Education Committee is researching the sites to see how we might work together in the future and/or share the data and programs with the schools.  Contact Christene at cgabor5@gmail if you have any questions or …

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Civics Education Meeting- November

Our next meeting will be Wednesday November 29th at 10:00 a.m. at Compass.

Chair: Christene Campbell-Gabor (cgabor5@gmail.com, 561-271-4648)   The Civics Education Committee meets the last Wednesday of every month. Every second meeting is held in the evening.…

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Civics Education and Senator Bob Graham

Civics Education and Senator Bob Graham

The Civics Education Committee, under the energetic leadership of Christene Campbell-Gabor, continues to seek out new opportunities to make a positive difference!

On June 29, representatives from our League joined Senator Bob Graham for a productive meeting regarding the history and the future of Civics Education in Florida. Ideas and advice were exchanged between Senator Graham, LWVPBC Vice President Debra Chandler, LWVPBC Civics Education Chair Christene Campbell-Gabor, Intern Faith Maniti, and LWVPBC President Karen Wilkerson.

Promote Protect the Vote

Roundtable discussion with (l. to r.) Debra Chandler, Senator Bob Graham, Christene Campbell-Gabor, Faith Maniti, and Karen Wilkerson.

Senator Graham, a charming, Southern gentleman, was Governor of Florida from 1979 to 1987. Currently, at the University of Florida, he heads the Bob Graham Center for Public Service, …

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State Convention Civics Education Workshop

LWV 2017 Florida Convention

Civics Education Workshop Summary

June 10th 7:30-8:30 am

Submitted by Nikki Descoteaux

Speakers

PBC Chair Civics Education, Christene Campbell-Gabor and intern Faith Maniti

Visuals/Tools

Power point, Citizenship Flash cards, handouts, Magruder’s US Government textbook

Notes

  • Approximately 25 attendees
  • Interest is high, currently 42 members on the PBC Civics Education Committee which started in December 2016.
  • PBC Civics Education Committee Mission: To support the LWVPBC to meet its mission and vision by providing reliable information on elections and public policy issues to schools and a diverse PBC population using innovative educational approaches.
  • Civics is currently taught in Florida in grades 7 and 11
  • 115th Florida House Representative (Miami) Michael Bileca wants civics education in grades K through 12. Christene supports this plan, plus a
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C-Span Classroom

C-Span Classroom

Are you a Political Guardian? Do you want to learn more or refresh your knowledge about Government and Politics? Check out these “Cram for Exam” videos on C-Span Classroom. They are free to watch and learn!!!

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Faith Maniti – New LWV Intern

By Emily Rosen

Faith ManitiFor anyone losing faith in the humanitarian values and character of today’s youth, take heart – and meet Faith Maniti, our recent LWV intern who is working with Christine Campbell Gabor on the Civics Education  Committee. And for anyone out there (though not likely in our LWV community) who questions the value of having a pro-active immigrant population  — again – here is  new member Faith who embodies everything we could want in our melding culture of young people.

Born in Manilla in the Philippines, Faith moved with her family to Florida when she was 6 years old and in August she will begin her senior year at Oxbridge Academy in West Palm Beach where they live.

“My school has played a large part in

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