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.
The March newsletter features two lesson plans that were highlighted at the North Carolina Social Studies Conference. The middle grades lesson “explores North Carolina’s rich history of African American leadership and service.” High school students will think about ways to reduce the federal budget in the lesson titled “Get a Pencil! You’re Tackling the National Deficit.”
The Consortium is offering two training opportunities for educators. In addition, they are commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War with a two-day event for 8th grade social studies teachers. This special event is being hosted by the Consortium and the UNC Program in the Humanities and Human Values. The deadline for registration is March 31, 2011.