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Anyone Can Be a Researcher: The Library of Congress and Civic Engagement

Naomi Coquillon


In 2021, a national network of scholars, classroom educators, practitioners, and students published “Educating for American Democracy” (EAD), a report and roadmap designed to provide resources for teaching history and civics.

The EAD argued that “our civic strength requires excellent civic and history education to repair the foundations of our democratic republic . . . many organizations outside schools play important roles in educating young people for constitutional democracy” (emphasis added).

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