Wishing a Happy Teacher Appreciation Week to all the #OAV teacher facilitators who make civic action and engagement a priority. THANK YOU for making a lasting difference in the lives of your students, the state of Illinois, and our nation!

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The results of the census determine the number of seats for each state in the U.S. House of Representatives and are used to draw congressional and state legislative districts. Federal agencies use the results to distribute more than $675 billion in federal funds each year. Don’t delay, complete the Census today! Government Information Information in…

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Read it, then subscribe! CIVICS IN ACTION Citizen U: Weaving civics across grades and disciplines Featured Lessons TPS Civics Educator Micro-credential Program Our American Voice: Action-based civics education program Program/Project News/Updates On Our Radar: Civics News & Happenings TEACHING WITH PRIMARY SOURCES TPS Civics Resources Teachers Network Highlights Primary Source Nexus: Latest Posts Curated Primary…

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The 11th annual OAV Summit took place on May 9th at Guaranteed Rate Field (home of the White Sox) in Chicago, and at the State Capitol in Springfield, Illinois on May 16th.  The program, which began in a handful of Chicago area schools, now extends from Wadsworth to Mattoon, Danville to Peoria, inner city Chicago…

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