To prepare for the FCLE, students may enroll in a free online Civic Literacy Canvas course. This course provides information on foundational documents such as the Mayflower Compact, the Articles of Confederation, the Declaration of Independence, the Federalist Papers, and the Constitution. Landmark Supreme Court decisions such as Marbury vs. Madison, Brown v. Board of Education, and Gideon v. Wainwright will be reviewed. The course offers instruction on key terms such as federalism, separation of powers, consent of the governed, and enumerated powers. Additionally, the course affords students an opportunity to take a practice civic literacy test.
To enroll, enter your Polk State College email at the prompt followed by your Canvas password.