The North Carolina Civic Education Consortium, a program of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Program in the Humanities and Human Values, 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’s newsletter focuses on the upcoming election. CEC has compiled a list of great lessons for middle and high school classes on local, state, and national elections, all aligned to the North Carolina Essential Standards. There is even a lesson that teaches students how to analyze election results.
CEC also provides information about upcoming seminars, conferences, workshops, and other opportunities.
- Humanities in Action — a short series of seminars
- Fall seminars — “Religion in American,” “The United States and World War II,” “Nature or Nurture: New Research and Insights on an Old Debate,” “The Imaginary Invalid: Health, Illness, and Narrative,” “2012 Election Wrap-up,” and “A Wagner and Verdi Bicentennial: Parallel Lives in the World of Opera.”
- A two-day conference — “One Generation under Hazelwood: A 25-Year Retrospective” that focuses on student speech rights and their role in youth civic engagement.
The Consortium is offering FREE posters for social studies teachers. These include a copy of their NC Executive Branch poster, NC Legislative Branch poster, NC Judicial Branch poster, and a NC Local Government poster. More information is available on the Consortium website.