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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OAV 2020: Solomon Elementary

OAV students from Chicago Public Schools Solomon Elementary took part in many activities to recognize the origin and development of the core values that are the basis of our democracy, then worked to inform their peers and the community about the importance of participating in the 2020 U.S. Census.

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IL State Senator Scott Bennett Address to OAV 2020 Students

State Senator Scott M. Bennett, Illinois District 52, discusses the importance of civic engagement and thanks all the OAV students, and particularly those from Oakwood Junior High in his home community, for all that they are doing to build a better future for Illinois.

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