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Local Government

Election 2017 resources

Learn, think, decide, and vote! Find lesson plans, resources, activities, and nonpartisan information about the candidates, issues, election, government, news, and more

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.

Local government: who does what?

All about local government. Find out who's in charge and what they do!

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!

Election 2016 Candidate Debates

Video links, activities and resources for watching debates!

Charlotte police shooting - news and discussion

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

Charlotte ordinance

Non-discrimination ordinance is civic learning opportunity

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

Resource Toolkit

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

Learning opportunity: rethinking student assignment

How should a school district assign students to schools?

Case study: powers of state and local government

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

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!

PBS Kids Local Government

K-5 local government lessons from PBS Kids

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!

Charlie Hebdo attacks

Resources for classroom learning and dialogue about Charlie Hebdo event

What happens after the election is over?

Election Day's not the end of your role as an active citizen...it is the beginning!

Newspapers in Education

Teachers, sign up for free e-edition subscription to Charlotte Observer

Learning opportunity: Election 2014

Get ready to learn about elections, voting, government and more! Educates students about democracy, reading and analyzing info, the election process, making decisions, citizenship, and more!

Checking facts

Check the facts like an expert!

Liberty Walk for Meck Dec Day

Take a Liberty Walk for Meck Dec Day!

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

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.

What happens after election day?

Election 2013: after the vote. Voting's not the end of civic learning and participation - it is just the beginning!

Learning Opportunity: Election 2013

Educates students about democracy, reading and analyzing information, the election process, making decisions, different levels of government, ways that citizens participate in political life, and more.

My Wish and Ideas

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

Issue: Charlotte Airport

Learn about government, read legislation, legal documents and other official government documents plus media coverage about future of CLT airport

Issue: Bonds

Learning about Election 2013 issue: bonds

Finding information about government

Looking for government websites?

Three Branches of Government (for kids)

3 branches of government for kids

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