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
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!
In addition to learning about what happened in 2001, you can use 9-11 as a civic learning opportunity for family or classroom dialogue.
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
Video links, activities and resources for watching debates!
Our founding fathers knew why civic literacy matters. Celebrate Independence Day by building yours!
Celebrate Memorial Day by learning!
Non-discrimination ordinance is civic learning opportunity
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
Looking for a lesson plan, image, video, text, resource, or idea for civic learning? Search the resource toolkit.
What is the President's job? How does the President get elected?
A collection of audio recordings of US Presidents from after reconstruction to the present.
Explore the powers of local and state governments through a case study about NC legislation
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
Supreme Court reviews Affordable Care Act - a good opportunity to explore healthcare law and the 3 branches of government
Learning about foreign diplomacy and current issues
Search and compare newspaper front pages for current and historic events
Election Day's not the end of your role as an active citizen...it is the beginning!
Teachers, sign up for free e-edition subscription to Charlotte Observer
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
Charlotte has a new mayor...again! Dan Clodfelter will serve until December 2015
Send your video of the Gettysburg Address, celebrate and learn about the historic speech
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.
Students deliberate issues of national security and surveillance in this activity from CSPAN. Includes lesson plan, DBQ, news and video clips, and more.
Simple steps for reading and analyzing information including public policies, community issues, government actions and more.
Looking for digital tools to help your students learn about current - and historic - events? Use newspapers! Many great educational tools are offered online.
In 2013, the North Carolina General Assembly created and voted to approve new legislation about voting laws. In 2016, federal courts ruled that NC's Voter ID law is discriminatory.
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.
A student shares her tips on how to find legislation online
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