Educational activities for Black History Month - learn about voting rights and more
Lots of activities for the State of the Union
In addition to learning about what happened in 2001, you can use 9-11 as a civic learning opportunity for family or classroom dialogue.
Digital version of Washington Post free!
Resources about Trump Executive Order on Immigration
Hands-on activities to help students learn while watching, reading about, analyzing and discussing the Inauguration
Video links, activities and resources for watching debates!
Discussion questions and news sources about Charlotte police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott
Watch the political conventions to learn about the candidates - and LOTS more!
Non-discrimination ordinance is civic learning opportunity
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.
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.
A collection of audio recordings of US Presidents from after reconstruction to the present.
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!
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 great resource for historical footage dating back to 1895
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
Did you know the New York Times has a treasure trove of lesson plans for teachers?
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
Resources for classroom learning and dialogue about Charlie Hebdo event
Search and compare newspaper front pages for current and historic events
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!
Teachers, sign up for free e-edition subscription to Charlotte Observer
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!
Primary sources and more tools for D-Day
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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