Civic Learning Center :: Tag Archive


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

State of the Union

Lots of activities for the State of the Union

Thanksgiving: A National Holiday

Getting ready to celebrate Thanksgiving? In addition to giving thanks, use this holiday as an opportunity for civic learning.

Veterans Day

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!

September 11

In addition to learning about what happened in 2001, you can use 9-11 as a civic learning opportunity for family or classroom dialogue.

Inaugurating a President

Hands-on activities to help students learn while watching, reading about, analyzing and discussing the Inauguration

Election 2016 Toolkit: K-12 Resources

Your Election 2016 Toolkit! Your source for Election 2016 resources and activities for K-12 teachers and students.

Charlotte police shooting - news and discussion

Discussion questions and news sources about Charlotte police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott

7 ways to learn on Independence Day

Our founding fathers knew why civic literacy matters. Celebrate Independence Day by building yours!

5 ways to learn on Memorial Day

Celebrate Memorial Day by learning!

Election 2016 Learning Opportunity

Students read, think, decide, and take action in Election 2016

Electoral College

Learn about electoral college, find classroom activities, and download map!

I Have a Dream…

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

Primary Source Analysis

Simple, adaptable, and highly useful guides from Library of Congress

New Deal

Interactive resources about the New Deal

Resource Toolkit

Looking for a lesson plan, image, video, text, resource, or idea for civic learning? Search the resource toolkit.

Electing a President

What are the steps in a presidential election?

Path to the Oval Office

Visualize the path to the presidency with a handout and poster

Presidential Voices

A collection of audio recordings of US Presidents from after reconstruction to the present.

Teaching with Historic Places

Teaching with Historic Places offers lesson plans that use historic sites to explore history and lots more!

Learning opportunity: rethinking student assignment

How should a school district assign students to schools?

Learning opportunity: Election 2015

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!

Landmark Cases

Great resources on landmark cases including Marbury v Madison, Brown v Board of Education and more

Half a million historic events on video

A great resource for historical footage dating back to 1895

Charleston Shooting

A collection of civic literacy resources for learning about the Charleston shootings and resulting actions

NYT Learning Network

Did you know the New York Times has a treasure trove of lesson plans for teachers?

Singing History

A new way to teach history

Charlie Hebdo attacks

Resources for classroom learning and dialogue about Charlie Hebdo event

Today’s Front Pages

Search and compare newspaper front pages for current and historic events

Pearl Harbor

Attack on Pearl Harbor - a compelling history lesson rich with civic and news literacy

Scotland votes

Should Scotland be independent? Resources and discussion questions to help students learn, think, and decide.


Primary sources and more tools for D-Day

Liberty Walk for Meck Dec Day

Take a Liberty Walk for Meck Dec Day!

Editorial Cartoons

Editorial cartoons are a great classroom tool - Charlotte Observer's Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Kevin Siers and other resources

Gettysburg Address

Send your video of the Gettysburg Address, celebrate and learn about the historic speech

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.

Maps and charts that explain the world

Great map and chart resources on a variety of topics, curated by the Washington Post.

Online Museums

Interactive history museums online

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.

News Literacy

Looking for digital tools to help your students learn about current - and historic - events? Use newspapers! Many great educational tools are offered online.

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.

GenerationNation develops a new generation of civic leaders.




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