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Whether you never had civics in school or simply want to brush up, Civics 101 is here for you!

Civics 101 is a free, online comprehensive compilation of easy, accessible micro-lessons designed to provide every American citizen with the civic knowledge and skills necessary for active participation in our democracy.


Our new, free, online resource answers questions about and helps Americans navigate the presidential primaries.

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Civics 101

The new series, Elections and How They Work, covers topics such as the rights and responsibilities of voting, and more.

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New Evidence on Trickle-Down and Trickle-Up Influences in Civic Education and Engagement uses K-12, birth, and voting records for over 580,000 students to compile descriptive evidence on how trickle-down and trickle-up socialization influences civic engagement.


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Civics is the study of the rights and duties of citizenship. Civics for Life is our multigenerational online resource center for civics education, civil discourse and civic engagement. Our free, online lifelong learning platform fills the civics knowledge gap for countless Americans. 

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Citizens Guide to Presidential Primaries

Our new, free, online resource answers questions about and helps Americans navigate the presidential primaries.
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Civics 101: Elections and How They Work, Micro-Lessons Geared Toward Adult Learners

Boost your democracy IQ! Whether you never had civics in school or simply want to brush up, Civics ...
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How to Save Democracy, with Author Josiah Ober, Ph.D.

Is democracy in trouble? Many Americans believe so: recent polls consistently rank "threats to democracy" as one of ...
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Civics for Life Quarterly, Issue 3

Our democracy and society depend on civic education—a vital tool that gives Americans the knowledge, skills, and values ...
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O’Connor Institute Ambassadors Civics & Debate Club

Calling all high-school-age leaders! The JOHN JAY FETZER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP is now open! Click Here For Information Want ...
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New Evidence on Trickle-Down and Trickle-Up Influences in Civic Education and Engagement

Families play a big role in shaping political identities, but the details of how this happens are less ...
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