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Benchmark activities in this category include a primer on the 2018 Constitution Revision Commission and how citizens can become involved; testing participants’ basic knowledge about the structure and function of the government; as well as an examination of voting practices historically and currently in the United States.
Every 20 Years – Florida’s Constitution Revision Commission
This presentation highlights the processes for amending the Florida Constitution while focusing specifically on the Florida Constitution Revision Commission and how the public can be involved by speaking at hearings and proposing revisions. The presentation includes an overview, three handouts and a PowerPoint. Estimated time to present: 45 minutes
Could You Pass the Test?In this activity, participants learn about their role as citizens and increase their knowledge of the U.S. and Florida constitutions. Two different formats are provided. Handouts include Test Your Knowledge bingo and questions from the U.S. Citizenship test. Estimated time to present: 20 to 30 minutes. Below are the links to an overview of the activity, which will guide your presentation, and all accompanying materials including a tip sheet on making a Benchmarks presentation. The overview will guide you in the timing and delivery of the activity.
This presentation addresses voting practices historically and currently in the United States and explores present day challenges and dilemmas about who should vote and who should have the power to determine who votes. Estimated time to present: 30 to 40 minutes. Below are the links to an overview of the activity, which will guide your presentation, and all accompanying materials including a tips sheet on making an effective Benchmarks presentation.Who Has the Right?Who Has the Right? Power PointVoting Literacy Test