Social Studies


This webpage is intended to provide visitors with information and resources to support the Florida Social Studies Next Generation Sunshine State Standards and the Florida Department of Education’s Social Studies Education Program.

Initiatives and Programs

Legislation

  • Florida State Statute 1003.4156 - General requirements for middle grades promotion
  • Florida State Statute 1003.42 - Required instruction
  • Florida State Statute 1003.421 - Recitation of the Declaration of Independence
  • Florida State Statute 1003.4282 - Requirements for a standard high school diploma
  • Florida State Statute 1003.44 - Patriotic programs; rules
  • Florida State Statute 1003.45 - Permitting study of the Bible and religion; permitting brief meditation period
  • Florida State Statute 1008.22 - Student assessment program for public schools

Department of Education Resources

Professional Organizations

Contact Information

Michael DiPierro, Social Studies Education Specialist
325 West Gaines Street, Suite 424
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0400
Phone: 850-245-9773
Fax: 850-245-0826
Michael.DiPierro@fldoe.org