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August (Courageous Conversations to Promote Anti-Racism, Classroom Toolkits, Addressing Equity through Including Family and Student Voice in Classroom Learning, #Teach2020 Virtual PD, SEL Roadmap for Reopening Schools, Free PD from Illinois Holocaust Museum, Engaging Student Voice for Establishing and Maintaining a Climate for Civic Learning)

July (Anti-Racism Resources, Curriculum Design Toolkit, New Lesson Plans on Judicial Review and Federalism, Ideas for Motivating and Engaging Students Next School Year)

June (Bringing Closure to the School Year, Election 2020 Toolkit, Become a Guardians of Democracy Educator, AllSides Fact Checking Portal, Educating for Informed and Equitable Voting, Summer Reading Recommendations)

May (Online PD, More Resources for Continuity of Learning, Become a Democracy School, Illinois Fair Tax Amendment, Become a Guardian of Democracy Educator, SEL Strategies for COVID-19)

April (Resources for Continuity of Learning, Learning Keeps Going Coalition, Civics In Real Life, Become a Guardians of Democracy Educators, Civic Engagement at a Distance)

March - Remote Learning Edition (Virtual Learning Tools, Engaging Student Voice in Times of Crisis)

March (Political Polarization, Youth in Government Day)

February (Election 2020, Implicit Bias)

January (Civics Microcredentials, Census 2020)


December (ISBE Middle School Civics Guidance, Census 2020)

November (Service Learning, Civics Instructional Coaches)

October (Current and Societal Issue Discussions, Impeachment Resources)

September (Middle School Civics Bill, Constitution Day)

August (Back to School Toolkit, Casemaker)

July(Student Growth, Read. Inquire. Write.)

June Civics in the Middle (Micro Credentials, Social Studies Collaborative Drive)

June (Micro Credentials, Social Studies Collaborative Drive)

May Civics in the Middle (Educators as Advocates for #CivicsInTheMiddle, Hexagonal Thinking)

May (Educators as Advocates for #CivicsInTheMiddle, Hexagonal Thinking)

April (Marginalization of Social Studies, Race to Ratify)

March (Engaging Student Voice, Understaning Presidential Power)

February - Civics in the Middle

February (Civics is Elementary, Navigating Digital Information)

January (CivXNow Movement, Free Speech ED, Resources for 2019)


December (Illinois Bicentennial, Newsfeed Defenders, Teaching the Bill of Rights)

November (#CivicsIsBack Success, Veterans Day, Media Literacy Resources)

October (Equipping Students to Take a Stand, How Do We Reckon With Our Past, Teaching About Elections)

September (NCSS 2018, Lowering the Voting Age to 16)

July (Blog Recap, Justin Jacobek Spotlight)

May (Civic Education Survey, Student Centered Discussion)

April (Curating Civic Instruction, Redistricting)

March (Responding to Tragedy, Fourteenth Amendment)

February (Putting the Pieces Together, Christopher Busse Spotlight)

January (Question Formation Technique, Election Resources)