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Shawn Healy - Civics Education

Shawn Healy discusses his involvement in the passage and the implementation of a state of Illinois mandate requiring a semester of civics education for high school students. House Bill 2045 became a law in 2015 and was implemented with the freshman class of 2016-2017. Healy also discusses how schools incorporate the subject, either as a stand alone course or incorporated into existing courses such as government, US history, or American Problems. He also covered the course requirements and the three year professional growth cycle for Illinois Social Studies teachers.

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Bringing Back Civics Mandate


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