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A-1 The New Illinois Civics Curriculum: Perils and Pitfalls

Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy: Professional Field Services - IMSA Campus - Aurora

Friday, March 4, 2016
IMSA Campus - Aurora 1500 Sullivan Road AuroraIL  60506
Friday, March 4, 2016
IMSA Campus - Aurora 1500 Sullivan Road AuroraIL  60506

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What's Included

The Illinois Legislature will require all Illinois students to complete one semester in civics in order graduate beginning with students entering next academic year. IMSA adopted a combined one-semester civics/American history curriculum this year that can serve as a critical study in how to achieve the goals the state hopes to achieve. Rather than wrestle with the issue of American History vs. American Government curriculum, we are attempting to present a History of American Government, exploring the origins of our political institutions beginning in the Dark Ages and how these have evolved to meet the needs of the times. We believe this approach adds color and drama to the civics material and provides the students with a sense of just how unique and precious these are.

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The internationally recognized Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA) develops creative, ethical leaders in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. As a teaching and learning laboratory created by the State of Illinois, IMSA enrolls academically talented Illinois students (grades 10-12) in its advanced, residential college preparatory program, and it serves thousands of educators and students in Illinois and beyond through innovative instructional programs that foster imagination and inquiry. IMSA also advances education through research, groundbreaking ventures and strategic partnerships.

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