Reapportionment as a result of the 2020 census has resulted in the loss of one Congressional seat for Illinois. How will congressional districts be redrawn by the Illinois General Assembly? How will state and local districts shift as well?
Redistricting is a teachable moment for civics classrooms and an opportunity for students to engage in current and societal issue discussions, simulations of democratic processes, and informed action through service learning per the middle and high school civics course requirements in Illinois.
This Redistricting Toolkit provides Illinois classrooms with free resources to address essential questions related to federalism, power, representation, justice, and equality.