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Presidents Day!

Presidents Day is a holiday celebrated on the third Monday in February. It is a day when Americans honor the leaders who have served as President of the United States.

Black History Month

Educational activities for Black History Month - learn about voting rights and more

Constitution Day

Constitution Day is September 17. This is an opportunity to incorporate civic learning into the classroom or dinner table discussion.

Office of the President

What is the President's job? How does the President get elected?

Case study: powers of state and local government

Explore the powers of local and state governments through a case study about NC legislation

Charlie Hebdo attacks

Resources for classroom learning and dialogue about Charlie Hebdo event

Flight 370

The mystery of flight 370 offers rich opportunities for classroom discussion and critical thinking.

Sochi Olympics

The 2014 Winter Olympics take place in Sochi, Russia in February. Here are a few resources to help students to build civic literacy while following this exciting global event.

Founding Documents and Founders’ Principles

In 2011, the North Carolina General Assembly approved the Founding Principles Act. It defines certain Founding Documents and Founders' Principles that high school students need to learn about and understand for civic literacy.

Issue: National Security and Surveillance

Students deliberate issues of national security and surveillance in this activity from CSPAN. Includes lesson plan, DBQ, news and video clips, and more.

Explore the world’s constitutions

Wonder how different countries define the rights of citizens, or the voting process? Explore the world's constitutions with Constitute!

Founders Online

Find the correspondence and other writings of 6 founders of the United States.

Teaching with the Records of Congress

Here's a great tool for using records from the National Archives and Center for Legislative Archives.

Educating and engaging K-12 students to lead.

Smart, fun programs connect classroom learning with hands-on experiences that build civic literacy, civic engagement, and civic leadership from an early age.

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