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.
Educational activities for Black History Month - learn about voting rights and more
Hands-on activities to help students learn while watching, reading about, analyzing and discussing the Inauguration
Getting ready to celebrate Thanksgiving? In addition to giving thanks, use this holiday as an opportunity for civic learning.
Veterans Day is a civic learning opportunity. Explore explore history, civics, reading and writing, 21st century content and more. Here are a few great resources!
Your Election 2016 Toolkit! Your source for Election 2016 resources and activities for K-12 teachers and students.
Discussion questions and news sources about Charlotte police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott
In addition to learning about what happened in 2001, you can use 9-11 as a civic learning opportunity for family or classroom dialogue.
Our founding fathers knew why civic literacy matters. Celebrate Independence Day by building yours!
Celebrate Memorial Day by learning!
Students read, think, decide, and take action in Election 2016
Learn about electoral college, find classroom activities, and download map!
Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) worked to advance civil rights in the United States and around the world.That was MLK's dream. What's yours? Here's an easy and meaningful activity for school or home
Lots of activities for the State of the Union
Simple, adaptable, and highly useful guides from Library of Congress
Interactive resources about the New Deal
Looking for a lesson plan, image, video, text, resource, or idea for civic learning? Search the resource toolkit.
What are the steps in a presidential election?
Visualize the path to the presidency with a handout and poster
A collection of audio recordings of US Presidents from after reconstruction to the present.
Teaching with Historic Places offers lesson plans that use historic sites to explore history and lots more!
How should a school district assign students to schools?
Get ready to learn, think, decide, and act! Educates students about government, democracy, reading and analyzing info, the election process, making decisions, citizenship, and more!
Great resources on landmark cases including Marbury v Madison, Brown v Board of Education and more
A great resource for historical footage dating back to 1895
A collection of civic literacy resources for learning about the Charleston shootings and resulting actions
Did you know the New York Times has a treasure trove of lesson plans for teachers?
A new way to teach history
Resources for classroom learning and dialogue about Charlie Hebdo event
Search and compare newspaper front pages for current and historic events
Attack on Pearl Harbor - a compelling history lesson rich with civic and news literacy
Should Scotland be independent? Resources and discussion questions to help students learn, think, and decide.
Primary sources and more tools for D-Day
Take a Liberty Walk for Meck Dec Day!
Editorial cartoons are a great classroom tool - Charlotte Observer's Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Kevin Siers and other resources
Send your video of the Gettysburg Address, celebrate and learn about the historic speech
The mystery of flight 370 offers rich opportunities for classroom discussion and critical thinking.
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.
Great map and chart resources on a variety of topics, curated by the Washington Post.
Interactive history museums online
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.
Looking for digital tools to help your students learn about current - and historic - events? Use newspapers! Many great educational tools are offered online.
Wonder how different countries define the rights of citizens, or the voting process? Explore the world's constitutions with Constitute!
Find the correspondence and other writings of 6 founders of the United States.
Here's a great tool for using records from the National Archives and Center for Legislative Archives.
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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.