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

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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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Immigration Video- The Role of the Courts

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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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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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