Connecting K-12 Students with
Election 2012 & civics in action
K12 in 2012
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Civic Literacy: Read all about it!

We know 2012 is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for students to learn about civics, government and leadership, right? Here's a great way to do it - reading!

The awesome Charlotte-Mecklenburg Library has created lists of HUNDREDS of books, digital media and websites about topics ranging from citizenship, civic engagement, government, leadership, elections and voting, Washington DC, North Carolina and more. You can create your own reading list!

Preschool and beginning readers


Grades K-5



Media (CDs, DVDs, online resources)

Books about North Carolina

Websites about North Carolina

Grades 6-12


Graphic Novels

Non-fiction - civic engagement and leadership

Non-fiction - citizenship and government

Online resources about and for civic engagement


Special thanks to Charlotte-Meckleburg Library staff who created these great resources: Kelly Czarnecki, Debbie Gwin, Mary Kyle, Angela Arnold, Nathan Cook and Mimi Curlee with help from Emily Nanney and Michele Gorman.


Connecting K-12 students with Election 2012 and civics in action
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