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 January newsletter highlights two lesson plans. For the middle grades, students will participate in a Socratic seminar as they learn about Martin Luther King, Jr. and how his legacy still resonates today. High School students will learn about African Americans and the war in Vietnam through political cartoons, an anti-war comic book, and a lesser known speech by Martin Luther King, Jr.
The newsletter also highlights current professional development opportunities for educators including conferences, seminars, and fellowship programs in civic education. In addition, there is information about the Third Annual First Amendment Cartoon Contest open for K-12 students nationwide.