Learn, think, decide, and vote! Find lesson plans, resources, activities, and nonpartisan information about the candidates, issues, election, government, news, and more
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.
Constitution Day is September 17. This is an opportunity to incorporate civic learning into the classroom or dinner table discussion.
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.
All about local government. Find out who's in charge and what they do!
Digital version of Washington Post free!
Educational activities for Black History Month - learn about voting rights and more
Resources about Trump Executive Order on Immigration
Hands-on activities to help students learn while watching, reading about, analyzing and discussing the Inauguration
Your Election 2016 Toolkit! Your source for Election 2016 resources and activities for K-12 teachers and students.
Video links, activities and resources for watching debates!
Discussion questions and news sources about Charlotte police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott
Do you know what a party platform is? A keynote? Find out here!
Watch the political conventions to learn about the candidates - and LOTS more!
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!
What do you know about Charlotte and Denver? Get ready for the Super Bowl and build civic literacy!
Educational resources for Iowa Caucus
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
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?
Writing and interviewing curriculum for classrooms and student journalists
A global news event that is rich with opportunities for classroom discussions, civic learning, news literacy, reading information, and lots more.
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?
Explore the powers of local and state governments through a case study about NC legislation
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!
A collection of civic literacy resources for learning about the Charleston shootings and resulting actions
Supreme Court reviews Affordable Care Act - a good opportunity to explore healthcare law and the 3 branches of government
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
Great digital tool highlights US/foreign citizen perceptions on key US and global issues.
Election Day's not the end of your role as an active citizen...it is the beginning!
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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!
Highlight the public issue of distracted driving (especially texting while driving) and help students learn about roles of government, legislative process, leadership, civic participation and other topics.
Should Scotland be independent? Resources and discussion questions to help students learn, think, and decide.
Check the facts like an expert!
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
An important historic event for the city, and a relevant civic learning opportunity
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.
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.
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.
Students deliberate issues of national security and surveillance in this activity from CSPAN. Includes lesson plan, DBQ, news and video clips, and more.
Election 2013: after the vote. Voting's not the end of civic learning and participation - it is just the beginning!
How does the government pay its debt? Check out this simple graphic.
Simple steps for reading and analyzing information including public policies, community issues, government actions and more.
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.
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!
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.
Learn about government, read legislation, legal documents and other official government documents plus media coverage about future of CLT airport
Learning about Election 2013 issue: bonds
How does the NC General Assembly work?
A student shares her tips on how to find legislation online
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