3 FUN, SIMPLE DIY GAMES FOR JULY 4!

June 29th, 2015|

It's summertime, so take playtime outdoors with these kid-friendly games! FamilyFun Magazine's Mary Giles stopped by TODAY to share these three games that both kids and adults will enjoy. United we stand FamilyFun Magazine A steady hand leads to success in this carnival-inspired challenge, in which players try to set a bottle upright using a [...]

DO THE FOUNDING FATHERS HAVE ALL THE ANSWERS?

June 29th, 2015|

Beginning with the legendary rivalry between Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton, historian David Sehat describes how Americans have repeatedly sought out the Founding Fathers to defend their policies. Alexander Heffner, host of The Open Mind on PBS, moderates. Courtesy of and introduction by National Constitution Center CEO, Jeffrey Rosen.

Braceras: Don’t know much about U.S. history

June 23rd, 2015|

"As the school year comes to a close, it is worth considering what our children have learned this year. Not just with respect to the “three Rs” of reading, writing, and ’rithmetic, but also with respect to their country’s government, its founding principles, and their rights and responsibilities as citizens." Read the rest.

And the winner is….

June 23rd, 2015|

Congratulations Kimberly Koiser (right), U.S. Government teacher at Kathleen High School at Lakeland, FL. Koiser is the winner of an iPad and $100 credit toward educational apps. She simply booked a VIP presentation and was entered into the drawing. JFI Veteran volunteer Julie Graham (Army – OIF) spoke to the class, and was on-hand for [...]

Louisiana moves closer to enacting civics education legislation

June 22nd, 2015|

"Beginning in 2016, Louisiana high school students will have to demonstrate the same knowledge about American government that is required to become a U.S. citizen. The Louisiana Civics Education Initiative passed through the legislature this spring. Gov. Bobby Jindal is expected to sign it into law in the coming weeks."

Beginning in 2016….

June 18th, 2015|

Louisiana high school students will have to demonstrate the same knowledge about American government that is required to become a U.S. citizen. Learn more about the Civics Education Initiative that is now 8 states strong! Has your state enacted the legislation?

The Statue of Liberty arrives in America, 130 years ago today

June 17th, 2015|

It’s hard to imagine America without the Statue of Liberty, but the icon of freedom didn’t make its first full appearance in New York until June 17, 1885. The Statue of Liberty arrived in New York Harbor to great fanfare that day, but to the surprise of no one familiar with the Statue project, its [...]

The Army celebrates it’s 240th birthday today.

June 15th, 2015|

Formed in 1775 by an act of the Continental Congress, the Army has grown from a ragtag group of state militias to one of the strongest combat forces in history.

Today we celebrate Flag Day…

June 14th, 2015|

an enduring symbol of American values and freedom. However, did you know there are classrooms across our nation without Flags for our children to salute? Here is where your support of the Joe Foss Institute has an immediate impact. Together, we have delivered more than 33,000 classroom American Flags to schools across the country allowing [...]

And soon there will be eight!

June 9th, 2015|

Louisiana is set to became the eighth state to pass the civics education legislation. The bill (House Bill 34), sponsored by Sen. Page Cortez, Lafayette, received final passage with a 39-0 Senate vote Monday and heads to the governor. Supporters of the bill said high school students often have little knowledge about U.S. government and [...]