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					The new social studies requirement stipulates that students must complete three (3) middle
school or higher year-long courses in social studies, one semester of which must include the
study of state and federal government and civics education.

The Sunshine State Standards for Social Studies Grades 6-8, currently require instruction in
history, geography, civics and government, and economics during the middle grades. While
districts may elect to offer a year-long stand-alone civics course or a semester-long stand-alone
civics course in conjunction with another semester-long social studies course during the same
school year (see below), S. 1003.4156, F.S., requires that contained in the three year-long (3)
required courses in social studies, at least one semester must include the study of state and
federal government and civics education. In order to meet this requirement, beginning with
students entering grade 6 in the 2006-2007 school year, a school may select one of the following
options:

   1. Offer a year-long Civics course
           Offer a year-long Civics course
           M/J Civics, Course Number 2106010
           M/J Civics Advanced, Course Number 2106020
   2. Offer a semester-long civics course, and a semester-long social studies course during the
      same school year. These courses are new:
           M/J World Geography, Course Number 2103015
           M/J World Geography Advanced, Course Number 2103025
           M/J Civics, Course Number 2106015
           M/J Civics Advanced, Course Number 2106025
   3. Offer a year-long U.S. History course, one semester of which must include the study of
      state and federal government and civics education. Inclusion of course requirements 4, 8,
      and 9 during a semester of this year-long course could allow this course to fulfill the
      requirement for the study of state and federal government and civics education.
           M/J United States History, Course Number 2100010
           M/J United States History Advanced, Course Number 2100020

				
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