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John Fontanetta - Civics Education
The principal at Chicago's Piper Elementary discusses civics education in middle schools. He reviews Our American Voice, which is designed for Illinois middle schools using primary sources from the Library of Congress. He examined its four core principles (way of life, responsibility, participation, and interdependent success), and discussed the program’s two phases, classroom based knowledge and a service action plan. He also discussed the impact of remote learning after March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.