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.
Video links, activities and resources for watching debates!
Watch the political conventions to learn about the candidates - and LOTS more!
What do you know about Charlotte and Denver? Get ready for the Super Bowl and build civic literacy!
Educational resources for Iowa Caucus
Lots of activities for the State of the Union
Simple, adaptable, and highly useful guides from Library of Congress
A global news event that is rich with opportunities for classroom discussions, civic learning, news literacy, reading information, and lots more.
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!
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.
A collection of civic literacy resources for learning about the Charleston shootings and resulting actions
Learning about foreign diplomacy and current issues
A new way to teach history
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.
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!
Should Scotland be independent? Resources and discussion questions to help students learn, think, and decide.
Check the facts like an expert!
Editorial cartoons are a great classroom tool - Charlotte Observer's Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Kevin Siers and other resources
An important historic event for the city, and a relevant civic learning opportunity
The mystery of flight 370 offers rich opportunities for classroom discussion and critical thinking.
Great map and chart resources on a variety of topics, curated by the Washington Post.
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.
Election 2013: after the vote. Voting's not the end of civic learning and participation - it is just the beginning!
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.
Wonder how different countries define the rights of citizens, or the voting process? Explore the world's constitutions with Constitute!
Students consider national or community challenges and come up with their ideas and solutions for solving them.
A student shares her tips on how to find legislation online
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Smart, fun programs connect classroom learning with hands-on experiences that help K-12 students to build civic literacy and leadership from an early age.