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Civic Literacy

Web & library resources to learn more about U.S. history and U.S. Government.

Welcome to Civic Literacy

We here in the Social and Behavioral Sciences and Human Services Pathway and the Broward College Libraries are ready to support your Civic Literacy needs!

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Below you will find a description of the State Civic Literacy Requirement as well as different options to meet the requirement at Broward College. On the following pages, through the links on the navigation bar at the left, you will also find study materials, library resources, voter education information, and how to contact us for further information.

Please feel free to reach out to us through the contact information on the Need Help page!

The Four Competency Areas of the Exam

The Civic Literacy Exam covers the following four competency areas:

American Democracy. Understanding of the basic principles and practices of American democracy and how they are applied in our republican form of government.

U.S. Constitution. An understanding of the United States Constitution and its application.

Founding Documents. Knowledge of the founding documents and how they have shaped the nature and functions of our institutions of self-government.

Landmark Impact on Law & Society. An understanding of landmark Supreme Court cases, landmark legislation and landmark executive actions and their impact on law and society.