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Dear Friends of Civic Education:

The most important role of public education is teaching our children to be good citizens. Civic responsibility means not only to possess knowledge of government, but to learn about processes and institutions that are effective in improving community conditions and economic development, developing skills necessary to participate in policy making processes, and developing a mentality that includes performing lifelong service for the common good.

Because civic participation and education is one of the most fundamental elements of a healthy democracy and a strong economy, our goals are to promote awareness and partnerships between schools and communities that will support DuPage efforts in civic education and developing and implementing strategies that will support students and schools in sustaining high-quality citizenship education and community responsibility.

Dr. Darlene J. Ruscitti
Regional Superintendent
DuPage County Schools

American Bar Association, Division for Public Education
American Civics Center
American Stories
American Trustee, Annette Strauss Institute
Bill of Rights Institute
By the People: Election 2004 PBS
Campaign for the Civic Mission of Schools
Cato's Letters
Center for Civic Education
Center for Civic Education, We the People, Illinois
Chicago Metro History & Education Center
Chicago Tribune News in Education
CIRCLE: Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement
Citizen Advocacy Center
Civic Education
Civic Education, U.S. Department of State
Civics Online
   Teacher Activities
Civic Values Campaign
Civnet (Civitas International)
College of DuPage Public Policy Institute/Community Development
Congress in the Classroom Online
Constitutional Rights Foundation
Constitutional Rights Foundation of Chicago
Constitution Society
DuPage County Election Commission
DuPage Regional Office of Education
Federal Resources For Educational Excellence
First Amendment Schools
First Division Museum
Five Freedoms
Freedom Forum
Frontine: Teacher Center
Gateway to 21st Century Skills, GEM Exchange
Hudson Institute
Illinois Council for the Social Studies
Illinois First Amendment Center
Illinois Holocaust Museum
Illinois State Crime Commission
Illinois Student Vote, League of Women Voters of Illinois
Institute for the Study of Civic Values
Jane Addams Hull-House Museum
Justice Learning:  A Collaboration of NPR’s Justice Talking & The New York Times Learning Network
Kids Voting USA
League of Women Voters - Massachusetts
Learning Network
Learning to Give
McCormick Tribune Freedom Museum
National Constitution Center
     Discussion Boards
     Centuries of Citizenship
     Interactive Constitution
National Council for the Social Studies
National Endowment for the Humanities EDSITEment
National Student Voices Project
Our Documents Initiative
Our Documents 100 Milestone Documents
PBS Newshour Extra
PBS TeacherSource
Primary Source Documents
Ryan: 'Something is not quite right'
Since You Asked
Street Law and the Supreme Court Historical Society; Landmark Supreme Court Cases
Street Law Interactive
     Summer Institutes for Teachers
     Teaching Materials
Strengthening U.S. Democracy
Teach the First Amendment
The American Village, Citizenship Trust
The Case Program, Harvard University
The Choices Program
The Democracy Project: PBS Kids
The Dirksen Center Programs Overview
The Educators Reference Desk
The Electronic Hallway: Case Teachings Resources, Evans School of Public Affairs
The Library of Congress
The National Archives
The Thomas Jefferson Hour
Trust for a Representative Democracy
Youth Leadership Initiative