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UVA Center for Politics Holds ‘Living History Day’

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It was all about history Wednesday at the University of Virginia. The Center for Politics hosted its first Living History Day for more than 200 Charlottesville-area students.

Historical re-enactors, performances, and activities helped show students the importance of politics and history. It's part of the center's larger goal of promoting civics education for students of all ages.

"It's really important to start as early as possible, to get these kids civically engaged and realize that they can make a difference. You know, so that's the reason for doing this," said Glenn Crossman, director of programs for the UVA Center for Politics. 

The event is part of the center's 15th annual Virginia Political History Project. 

Organizers will host Constitution Day later this fall to engage older students in political education.

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