Civic Education

Politics, Policy & International Relations Companion Document on Information Literacy

June 3, 2022

Mary K. Oberlies, with contributions from Chelsea Nesvig, Sandy Hervieux and Michael David Miller

The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) adopted the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education in January 2016. The Framework is centered on six …

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The Crisis in American Democracy: webinar & civics toolkit

May 5, 2022


Scott Simon, Host of Weekend Edition, National Public Radio (moderator)

Dick Simpson, Professor of Political Science, University of Illinois at Chicago

Angelique Power, President & CEO, Skillman Foundation

Elizabeth Matto, Director, Center …

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The Presidential Election “Postmortem”: Preparing Students for Election Outcomes

October 29, 2020

By Athena King

The 2020 Presidential Election has been described by academics, pundits, and reporters alike as perhaps the “most important election in our lifetime.” There are those who give full-throated support of President Trump and the current administration, despite …

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What to Expect When You’re Electing

October 27, 2020

By Shannon Bow O’Brien

Every election has winners and losers. After the election, some of our students will be ecstatic, while others will be devastated. Both groups, however, will almost certainly have questions. Many will have unrealistic expectations and concerns …

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