2020 National Book Festival

National Book Festival: Democracy in the 21st Century

The 2020 National Book Festival runs online from September 25-27 and features a combination of prerecorded and interactive live Q&A programs with more than 120 authors, poets and illustrators. For a complete line-up of authors and their video presentations, please see the full video on demand list. Of particular note is the Democracy in the […]

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OAV vote

National Voter Registration Day

OAV students know how important it is to vote. Today is the perfect day to make sure you are ready to exercise your  voting rights. Use this official U.S. Voter Registration Info page to confirm or change your voter registration, get a voter registration card, find out about voting registration age requirements, and learn how […]

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Prairie Trail Elementary

OAV 2020: Prairie Trail Elementary

OAV students from Gurnee District 56 Prairie Trail Elementary learned about U.S. history and government and shared their knowledge of good citizenship with their school. Their ideas for putting civics into action included acting as mentors and helpers for younger students as well as holding food drives and connecting with the elderly in their local […]

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John Lewis ComicCon

Citizen U Bulletin Volume 1, Issue 11

The latest issue of the Citizen U Bulletin–Volume 1 Issue 11–highlights new lessons added to the Citizen U multidisciplinary civics lesson library and links to many wonderful teacher-created lesson and activity ideas, civics news, interesting blogs from the Library of Congress and so much more! Access

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