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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Foundations of Democracy?
Who created the curriculum and where are they?
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What do teachers like most about the curriculum?
What do students like most about the curriculum?
What classes can the curriculum be taught in?
How does a teacher know which congressional district their school falls under?

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What are professional developments?
Can a school district or a school request on-site professional development trainings?
Do teachers receive credit for professional development?
Where are professional developments held?
When are professional developments held?
How do you promote a professional development training?
How does a teacher sign up to be on the&/LawRelatedEducation/AllPrograms/FoundationsofDemocracy/FAQContent.aspx#160;electronic mailing list&/LawRelatedEducation/AllPrograms/FoundationsofDemocracy/FAQContent.aspx#160;to receive training announcements?
Is there a registration fee to attend a professional development?
Does the SC Bar cover expenses for substitutes?
What do attendees receive at a professional development training?

Curriculum:

What costs are associated with implementing this program?
How long does it take to receive a classroom set of textbooks?
What levels are available in the curriculum?
How much is the curriculum?
Is there a teachers' edition to compliment the student textbook?
Can the curriculum be taught in a block schedule?
Is the curriculum used as a stand alone text or as a companion text?
Are there activities in the curriculum to use in the classroom?
Do the textbooks come in different languages other than English?
How long does it take for an attendee to receive their set of classroom textbooks?
Can a teacher purchase a classroom set of textbooks?
If a teacher changes schools, do the textbooks stay at the school or go with the teacher?
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Curriculum Correlations:
Is the curriculum at all the levels correlated to the state standards?
Why would a teacher want the curriculum correlated to the standards?
Is the curriculum at all the levels correlated to the state standards?
Why would a teacher want the curriculum correlated to the standards?
Can a teacher meet the state standards and still use this curriculum?

Legislative Information:
How do I find the legislative contacts for my state?
What is America's Legislators Back to School Week?