A NEWSLETTER FOR CONCERNED CITIZENS “Politics ought to be the part-time profession of every citizen who would protect the rights and privileges of free people and who would preserve what is good and fruitful in our national heritage.” — Dwight Eisenhower The angst and anger emanating from those controlling the current political debate is creating a civic polarization […]
Curriculum updates, which began in 2014, are now complete. A number of exciting new changes are being implemented this fall. The curriculum has different levels to accommodate students with varying levels of experience with the program or knowledge of civics. According to Julie Schaul, a designer and developer for the program, “OAV was redesigned […]
Lisa Dettling, head librarian at Adlai E. Stevenson High School, is bringing the Primary Source Nexus to her school. “I’ve been taking all kinds of resources and putting them in one spot for teachers,” said Dettling. Links to primary sources are imbedded in the school library’s website, taking students and teachers directly to the source […]
American Voice turned seven this fall. Throughout the program’s lifetime, OAV’s students have collaborated with their communities to bring sustained change through projects designed to enhance safety, encourage healthy eating habits, discourage bullying and reduce waste. This year is bound to be a busy one, with programs running in Tucson, Berwyn, and Chicago Public Schools. […]
The 1st Annual Junior Mustangs OAV Fun Run/Walk was a huge success! Students and their families braved the cold, rain, and wind to support OAV!
Read Fran Islam and Ed Crego’s Blog Posts about the Jackie Robinson West baseball team. Ed and Frank had blogged about their accomplishments and impact in the summer. Due to the recent turn of events, Ed and Frank look reflect on the accomplishments and legacy of these amazing young men that so captivated us this […]
We have a day for giving thanks. We have a day for deals. And we have #GivingTuesday, December 2, 2014, a global day dedicated to giving back. We hope you will give to Our American Voice on #GivingTuesday, December 2, and give the gift of empowerment to our young people so they may work together […]
To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 through October 15) in the classroom, we invite educators to check out this extensive list of themed link sets from the Library of Congress that can easily be integrated into instruction!
Please go to our Facebook page and follow the link to vote for Piper’s project in the Give Back Challenge!
The Barat Education Foundation is pleased to announce that the 2014 Our American Voice® Summit for participants in the greater Chicago area will be held on Tuesday, June 10 from 10 AM to 2 PM at the UIC Forum, 725 S. Roosevelt Road in Chicago. The Our American Voice® program is an in-school/after-school project based learning […]