Attached if the May 24, 2014 report from the Illinois State Board of Education regarding civic education. Many other developments have happened in Illinois since this report. Parents should consider how their children are learning to be good citizens and whether they understand how government works at the local, state, and federal levels.
In addition, parents should understand what the current Illinois law states in regard to education in social studies for grade school students.
The Robert R. McCormick Foundation’s Illinois Civic Blueprint provides a wonderful overview of Illinois renewed effort to teach students about civics.
Another wonderful resource is the report, Democracy, The Civic Mission of Schools, produced by the Campaign for the Civic Mission of Schools in partnership with the Leonore Annenberg Institute for Civics of the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania, the National Conference on Citizenship, the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement at Tufts University, and the American Bar Association Division for Public Education.
If you are going to visit Judy’s historic home town of Riverside, the attached map will be so helpful. Take a tour by foot, bicycle, or car and visit Judy’s favorite candy store, Aunt Diana’s Fudge.
If you are going to visit Judy’s second home of Springfield, the attached map will be so informative. Visit Lincoln’s grave, his museum, or his home. Judy was a great fan of Abraham Lincoln.