Social Studies


This webpage is intended to provide visitors with information and resources to support the Florida Social Studies Next Generation Sunshine State Standards and the Florida Department of Education’s Social Studies Education Program.

Social Studies Frequently Asked Questions and Answers (PDF) - This document is intended to assist readers in locating information related to the State of Florida’s Social Studies Education Program.

Featured Information

May 2018

Florida Students

Consider including the middle grades civics and high school United States history benchmark aligned student tutorials as part of your End of Course Assessment review.

  • To access the tutorials click on Social Studies, select grades 6-8 (M/J Civics) or grades 9-12 (United States History), select a benchmark, and look under “Florida Resources” for the aligned tutorial(s).

Initiatives and Programs

Legislation

  • Florida State Statute 683.1455 - American Founders’ Month
  • Florida State Statute 1003.4156 - General requirements for middle grades promotion
  • Florida State Statute 1003.42 - Required instruction
  • Florida State Statute 1003.421 - Recitation of the Declaration of Independence
  • Florida State Statute 1003.4282 - Requirements for a standard high school diploma
  • Florida State Statute 1003.44 - Patriotic programs; rules
  • Florida State Statute 1003.45 - Permitting study of the Bible and religion; permitting brief meditation period
  • Florida State Statute 1008.22 - Student assessment program for public schools

Department of Education Resources

Professional Organizations

Contact Information

Michael DiPierro
Social Studies Education Specialist
Bureau of Standards and Instructional Support
325 West Gaines Street, Suite 424
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0400
Phone: 850-245-9773
Michael.DiPierro@fldoe.org