Designated for the last full week in September by the Florida Legislature, “Celebrate Freedom Week” is intended to allow appropriate instruction and activities that will help to reinforce the principles and ideals on which our nation was founded.As part of its 2011 Celebrate Freedom Week activities, JMI has expanded the distribution of its supplemental News in Education curriculum, “Celebrate Freedom.” to more than 130,000 FL students in nearly every major city in the state – including Pensacola, Panama City, Tallahassee, Jacksonville, Daytona Beach, Orlando, Lakeland, Tampa, St. Pete, Bradenton, Sarasota, Ft. Myers, Naples, West Palm Beach, and Fort Lauderdale–in partnership with more than a dozen newspapers and nearly two dozen county school districts in Florida.First distributed to nearly 60,000 South Florida students in September 2010, JMI’s supplemental civics curriculum, “Celebrate Freedom,” came about through a partnership with the Sun-Sentinel’s Newspaper in Education program. These colorful 12-page booklets, which examine a key passage from the Declaration of Independence, use a variety of tools and “thought experiments” to help students gain a greater understanding of America’s founding principles.