Social Studies


  • September is American Founders' Month & Celebrate Freedom Week!

    Posted by Alejandro Zapata on 8/27/2019

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    American Founders’ Month & Celebrate Freedom Week (September 2019)


    Section (s.) 683.1455, Florida Statutes (F.S.), designates the month of September as American Founders’ Month and s. 1003.421, F.S., recognizes the last full week of classes in September in public schools as Celebrate Freedom Week.

    During American Founders’ Month various groups, including public and private educational institutions, are urged to recognize and observe this occasion through appropriate programs, meetings, services or celebrations in which state, county and local governmental officials are invited to participate. Public schools are encouraged to coordinate instruction at all grade levels related to the nation’s founding fathers.

    Celebrate Freedom Week must include at least three hours of appropriate instruction in each social studies class, as determined by each school district. This instruction shall include an in-depth study of the intent, meaning and importance of the Declaration of Independence.

    American Founders’ Month & Celebrate Freedom Week Resources

    • This web-friendly presentation of the original text of the Federalist Papers.
    • National Archives Founders Online Correspondence and Other Writings of Six Major Shapers of the United States.
    • The Library of Congress The American Founders Online: An Annotated Guide to Their Papers and Publications.
    • If you are interested in receiving related resources from the Florida Sons of the American Revolution, please contact John Stewart at
    • To learn how to participate in the Florida Sons of the American Revolution Annual Essay Contest visit For more information contact John Stewart at

    Learn more about the life and legacy of the following Founding Fathers.



    * Please email Alejandro at to share what you and your students are doing to celebrate American Founders' Month *

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  • Welcome back teachers!

    Posted by Kathy Corder on 8/2/2019

    Welcome to the 2019-20 school year and another opportunity to make a difference in the lives of young people!  We are here to support you in any way we can, so please do not hesitate to reach out to one of us. We are especially eager to work with our new teachers in their first and second years, so please let us know when we are needed!


    To assist you in your secondary social studies planning, we provide curriculum materials, pacing guides for tested courses, sample lessons, and a multitude of other sources on our SharePoint site.  Also, check the Weekly Update regularly for professional development opportunities and other information to assist you as a teacher.


    Thank you for all you do for our students.  We look forward to working with you this school year!

    Alejandro Zapata and Kathy Corder


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  • HERC Fall Workshop Slated for October 21st! Save the Date!

    Posted by Kathy Corder on 8/1/2019

    Mark your calendars and see flyer below!

     Holocaust Fall Workshop Flyer

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  • Workshop Opportunity: Engaging Students with Museum Resources

    Posted by Kathy Corder on 11/30/2018

    Museum Workshop

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  • Secondary Social Studies Department Chair Meeting Rescheduled for Tuesday, October 16th

    Posted by Kathy Corder on 10/5/2018

    Due to a schedule conflict, the social studies department chair meeting originally scheduled for Tuesday, October 9th, has been rescheduled for Tuesday, October 16th.  We will meet at our regularly scheduled time and place:


    High School Department Chairs: Leon High School (Erica Sears's classroom) 3:30 to 4:30


    Middle School Department Chairs: Leon High School (Erica Sear's classroom) 4:30 to 5:30

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