The North Carolina Civic Education Consortium, a program of the School of Government at UNC-Chapel Hill, “works with schools, governments, and community organizations to prepare North Carolina’s young people to be active, responsible citizens.” Each month the Consortium delivers an email newsletter with news and opportunities for civic engagement.
This month, the newsletter features an end-of-course review for high school Civics and Economics. Each of the North Carolina Standard Course of Study goals are represented with an end-of-course practice test and sample questions. Lesson plans for both middle and high school classes honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. this month. Also highlighted for middle grades classrooms is a lesson about the Lumbee Indians and the battle of Hayes Pond in Maxton, North Carolina.
The January newsletter also includes information on grants, professional development workshops, trainings, and teacher institutes. In addition, there are two civic education contests available for student participation.