Florida Council for History Education

FLCHE statement concerning the new social studies standards
Florida Council for History Education (FLCHE) enthusiastically endorses the recent statement issued by our national affiliate, the National Council for History Education, regarding Florida's new state social studies standards. FLCHE, created and run by Florida educators, stands together with our colleagues.
We promote the study of history as a way to appreciate and understand the complexity of the past and how it has shaped the present. FLCHE works to foster historical mindedness, critical thinking, and evidence-based analysis in history education. Over the past eight years, we have worked diligently to create opportunities designed to help people discover the value of historical literacy and impact of history and history education at all levels.
We are experts in the field, and we strongly support the inclusion of ALL voices in our historical narrative. A critical examination of the past is fundamental to understanding the diverse experiences that define this nation and inform decisions about our future.

We declare in one voice: Omission, insinuation, and lack of context have no place in our classrooms. Our students deserve better.

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Founded in 2016 by a determined and passionate group of full-time educators, the Florida Council for History Education is a state affiliate of National Council for History Education (NCHE).

Our Mission

Professionals dedicated to the advocacy of history in education by promoting history as a way to appreciate the progress and awareness of past and present events. We are a community where collaboration fosters historical mindedness maintaining intellectual rigor for history education.

Our Vision

Our vision is to make history more accessible to the community, educators, and students through opportunities designed to help people to discover the value and impact of history and history education locally, nationally, and internationally.

We are also publishing articles on historical events commemorated by historical societies in Florida and encourage Florida museums to submit articles that highlight the historical importance of an object in their collections. The manuscript should include citations in APA or Chicago and not exceed 1,500 words. Please include the name of the society or museum and location so our readers can learn more about your institutions!

The Florida and Puerto Rico Digital Newspaper Project (FPRDNP) is a collaborative project between the University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries and the library system at the University of Puerto Rico– Rio Piedras, as part of the state and territory’s involvement in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP). The NDNP, a partnership between the National Endowment for Humanities (NEH) and the Library of Congress, is a long-term effort to provide permanent, free access to historic newspapers published in the United States and its territories between 1690 and 1963.

Women & the American Story (WAMS) is a free, online curriculum guide from the New-York Historical Society designed to connect K-12 educators across the country with classroom resources that illuminate the contributions of diverse women to the American past.