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Civics Will Come Alive for Middle School Students

March 07, 2016

For Immediate Release

Contact: Tanya Arja
Office of Communications
813-272-4060

Tampa, Fla. – (March 7, 2016) – Middle school students from several Hillsborough County Public Schools will participate in an interactive civics lesson over the next three days.

From March 8-11, the National Constitutional Center in Philadelphia will lead students through two important American documents: the U.S. Constitution, particularly the Separation of Powers, and the Bill of Rights. The McKay Civics Initiative is produced by the Florida House on Capitol Hill. This initiative is named for Dr. Sarah D. McKay from Lakeland, who has always had a desire to elevate students’ knowledge of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. 

Civics is a requirement for all middle school students. The educators will use historical artifacts, costumes, and interactive tools during the presentations to bring American history to life. The lessons will include 65-100 students at each school.

Media interested in attending should contact the Communications Office for times and participating schools. Call Tanya Arja at (813) 272-4060.

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