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In This Issue…
- Chair’s gratitude
Hon. Mike Chmiel shares his thoughts and thanks for the Committee's work this past year.
- Civics in our schools (Homes and communities) 2015
The author considers civics education in schools and whether and how more students can become engaged.
- 2015 ISBA High School Mock Trial Invitational
A recap of this important annual event.
- Model Illinois Government
This spring nearly 300 students participated in the Model Illinois Government simulation, and gained more experience in a weekend than they could have in a semester of classes.
- Check out these two ABA Web sites for good ideas to improve your programs
Make sure to visit these sites to give your programs a boost!
- 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta, the great charter of liberty
The Magna Carta has resonated throughout the centuries and across the globe as no other legal text and has been hailed as one of the most significant documents in English history. It has served as the basis for the principle that no one, including kings and presidents, is above the law and that the right to due process of law belongs to everyone.
- Jesse Paul Padilla—Someone you should know
Learn more about this dynamic and inspirational attorney.
- Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum celebrates 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s assassination, the end of the Civil War and the 10-year anniversary of our museum
Helpful links to assist teachers when visiting the Museum.
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