See for yourself: the slides shown to teachers during Florida’s civics training sessions

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The Florida Department of Education’s training of educators on new civics standards for K-12 public schools is underway and has prompted some critical comments.

When Gov. Ron DeSantis announced the initiative last April, he said that it was designed to “ensure our students are prepared to be great citizens.” But several South Florida high school educators who sat through the first three-day session last week said they were alarmed that the state’s teaching methodology was infused with a Christian and conservative ideology.

The PDF files below are the presentation slides the department provided to the Herald/Times after a public records request. The materials only reflect the presentations, not the instruction that the state trainers delivered to public school teachers during the sessions. Educators interviewed by the Herald/Times said that most of their concerns took place during the explanation of the materials.