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 (cgasbor5@gmail.com, 561-271-4648)

Meetings: Last Wednesday of each month at 10:00 a.m..or 7:00 pm. See Calendar for time and location.…

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Winners of Government Bee

Winners of the Second Annual Government Bee

In addition to prize money the event sponsors took the winning teams to Sandpiper’s Cove Restaurant to celebrate. We are all looking forward to next year’s event.

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Government Bee Report

Government Bee Report

By Christene Campbell-Gabor, Civics Education Chair

LWVPBC was a proud sponsor of the Palm Beach County School District’s Second Annual Government Bee, held at Santaluces High School on April 16th.

Seven PBC high schools participated in this year’s Bee, which was originated by the Masonic High Twelve Club of Lake Worth No. 316. The seven schools (Boynton Beach High School, Lake Worth Community High School, Royal Palm Beach High School, Santaluces Community High School, Seminole Ridge Community High School, Spanish River High School, and Suncoast High School) mounted ten teams, double the number of teams that competed in the first annual competition held last year.

This competition encourages teams of students to become engaged in the United States Government curriculum by going head-to-head with questions of

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Florida Supreme Court Justice Barbara Pariente

On April 23rd at Atlantis Country Club, LWVPBC, in conjunction with the National Council of Jewish Women, the ACLU and the Women’s Foundation of Florida, held a very special event.  Florida Supreme Court Justice Barbara Pariente spoke to a crowd of about 125 people, including many judges, members of the bar, and elected officials, about the “Current and Future Challenges facing Florida’s Judiciary.”

After four decades in the legal profession and on the bench, Justice Pariente was very well placed to give us this overview.  The Justice’s engaging address highlighted the importance of an independent judiciary

  • the threats it faces from those outside who want to politicize it the need to promote civic education so that people understand the judiciary’s role as an equal and separate branch of
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Second Annual Government Bee

Second Annual Government Bee

PRESS RELEASE

Second Annual Government Bee

Lake Worth, FL – April 6, 2017

The Second Annual Government Bee originated by The Masonic High Twelve Club of Lake Worth No. 316 was conducted by the School District of Palm Beach County on Thursday, April 6, 2017, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at the Santaluces High School of Lantana.

The academic style competition among the seven participating high schools (Boynton Beach High School, Lake Worth Community High School, Royal Palm Beach High School, Santaluces Community High school, Seminole Ridge Community High School, Spanish River High School, and Suncoast High School) was double the number of teams that competed in the first annual competition held last year. This competition encourages teams of students to become engaged in the United States …

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Over 30 League members testified at the CRC

Over 30 League members showed up and spoke at the CRC on 4/7/16. You can watch the entire event on the archive link below.

http://thefloridachannel.org/videos/4717-constitution-revision-commission/

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Government Bee Press Release

Government Bee Press Release

Palm Beach County School District’s 2nd Annual
GOVERNMENT BEE
Press Release
DATE: Thursday April 6th, 2017
TIME: Preliminary rounds start at 4:00 pm
Semi-Finals and Finals start at 6:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Santaluces High School
6880 Lawrence Road, Lake Worth, Florida

Download the flyer.
Government Bee

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National History Day

National History Day

National History Day

By Christene Campbell-Gabor, Chairperson of the Civics Education Committee
National History Day, celebrated every year on President’s Day, was held on Monday, February 20th at Park Vista High School.

Middle school and high school students, focusing on this year’s theme, “Taking a Stand,” shared their knowledge through historical papers, exhibits, performances, websites and documentaries.

LWV members Debra Chandler and Christene Campbell-Gabor were honored to be invited to be judges for Palm Beach County– an interesting and rewarding experience.

Debra Chandler and Christene Campbell-Gabo

Debra Chandler and Christene Campbell-Gabor, LWV judges at the PBC National History Day Competition.

The student’s projects were interesting, exciting and a reflection of their intelligence, hard work and exceptional presentation skills. Of the over 150 students from seven schools who successfully advanced to this county competition, …

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Request for Volunteers – Government Bee

Request for Volunteers - Government Bee

We have Exciting
Volunteer Opportunities
With the Palm Beach County School District

Annual History Day, February 20th – Judges Needed
Government Bee, April 6th – Mentors, Timekeepers, and More…

For more information contact Christene Campbell-Gabor
Chair, Civics Education LWVPBC
cgabor5@gmail.com or 561-271-4648

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Better civics lessons needed in schools- article

Better civics lessons needed in schools- article

Florida House education chairman: Better civics lessons needed in schools | Naked Politics

An article about a legislator proposing better civics education in our schools

Miami Republican Rep. Michael Bileca, the House Education Committee chairman, says the issue is “near and dear” to him, and his primary goal is to streamline civics education so it runs from elementary school through college.

Read the Miami Herald article:
http://miamiherald.typepad.com/nakedpolitics/2017/01/florida-house-education-chairman-better-civics-lessons-needed-in-schools.html

Download article here.

Civics Education

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