Getting ready to celebrate Thanksgiving? In addition to giving thanks, use this holiday as an opportunity for civic learning.
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.
In addition to learning about what happened in 2001, you can use 9-11 as a civic learning opportunity for family or classroom dialogue.
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.
Presidents Day is a holiday celebrated on the third Monday in February. It is a day when Americans honor the leaders who have served as President of the United States.
Educational activities for Black History Month - learn about voting rights and more
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
Video links, activities and resources for watching debates!
What do you know about Charlotte and Denver? Get ready for the Super Bowl and build civic literacy!
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
A global news event that is rich with opportunities for classroom discussions, civic learning, news literacy, reading information, and lots more.
A collection of audio recordings of US Presidents from after reconstruction to the present.
How should a school district assign students to schools?
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.
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!
A collection of civic literacy resources for learning about the Charleston shootings and resulting actions
Learning about foreign diplomacy and current issues
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
The mystery of flight 370 offers rich opportunities for classroom discussion and critical thinking.
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 consider national or community challenges and come up with their ideas and solutions for solving them.
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