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

Do you have a dream, too?

Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) worked to advance civil rights in the United States and around the world. That was his dream. What's yours? Here's an easy and meaningful activity for school or home - a great opportunity for students to envision their “dreams

Thanksgiving: A National Holiday

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

Community Letter

Students will use the example of an important community issue (Community Letter) to practice reading and analyzing informational text, and using the information to take informed civic action through interviews and sharing of feedback with officials.

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.

What’s important to my government?

Ever wonder what's most important to your government? Check out the budget! That's where government officials and policymakers work to establish funding priorities.

Election 2016 Candidate Debates

Video links, activities and resources for watching debates!

Charlotte vs. Denver: 10 ways to build civic literacy with the Super Bowl

What do you know about Charlotte and Denver? Get ready for the Super Bowl and build civic literacy!

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


A global news event that is rich with opportunities for classroom discussions, civic learning, news literacy, reading information, and lots more.

Presidential Voices

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

Learning opportunity: rethinking student assignment

How should a school district assign students to schools?

Speakers Bureau

Want to bring real-world experiences to your students? Invite a speaker to your classroom! GenerationNation makes this process easy, educational, and worthwhile for everyone involved.

See local government in action

What does local government do? How are policies and decisions made that impact YOU? One of the best ways to learn is by seeing local government in action - and getting involved yourself!

Charleston Shooting

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


Learning about foreign diplomacy and current issues

A new mayor for Charlotte (again)

Charlotte has a new mayor...again! Dan Clodfelter will serve until December 2015

Issue: Cannon in the news

An important historic event for the city, and a relevant civic learning opportunity

Flight 370

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

A New Mayor for Charlotte

Charlotte’s new mayor, Patrick Cannon, was sworn in on December 2, 2013. Use this learning opportunity to help students to explore local government, leadership, communication, policy, and more.

My Wish and Ideas

Students consider national or community challenges and come up with their ideas and solutions for solving them.

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