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Deadline for this survey request was January 2013.

Please complete this survey if you would like to be considered for the NC Standard Course of Study writing committee for African American Studies, American Indian Studies, or Latino American Studies.
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/W35LZDG

Remember, There Is Still Time To Enter The...STUDENT WRITING, MUSIC, AND [[#|ART CONTEST]]

Please see the contest document below. For more information,
contact Karen Klaich, contest coordinator, at klaichkaren@gmail.com.
The Council encourages teachers across the state to encourage student [[#|study]] and
reflection on the Holocaust through this contest of creative work.
Contest Information and Verif**ication Form**(PDF).

Looking to enhance your understanding of the Holocaust?

Sign up for a FREE Holocaust Workshop !

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STUDENT WRITING, MUSIC, AND ART CONTESTThe Council is pleased to announce the second annual Student Contest
of Holocaust-related writing, music and dance for the academic year 2012-2013.

  • Open to all middle- and high-school students in public, private, and home schools in the state.
  • Entries may be works of writing (prose or poetry), visual art, music, or dance.
  • Theme: "What are the lessons learned from the Holocaust? What is the relevance of the Holocaust today?"
  • Deadline for entries: February 15, 2013.
First- and second-prize recipients, with their parents/guardians and sponsoring teachers,
will be invited and recognized at the 2013 North Carolina Holocaust Remembrance in Raleigh
on March 10, 2013. Please see the contest document below. For more information,
contact Karen Klaich, contest coordinator, at klaichkaren@gmail.com.

The Council encourages teachers across the state to encourage student study and
reflection on the Holocaust through this contest of creative work.

Contest Information and Verif**ication Form** (PDF).

Holocaust Teacher Workshops: 2013Lincolnton Lincoln County February 11, 2013 Mon.

Lumberton Robeson County February 20, 2013 Wed.

Eden Rockingham County February 26, 2013 Tue

Monroe Union County March 13, 2013 Wed

Morganton Burke County March 22, 2013 Fri.

Substitute pay will be provided for all public school teachers.





First Freedom Student Competition

Visit the site at --- http://www.firstfreedom.org/education/students.html



The First Freedom Student Competition is a national essay and video contest offering high-school students an opportunity to compete for $2,500 awards as they examine the First Amendment and the history and implementation of religious freedom in American democracy and the world today. The upcoming school year’s topic, guidelines, student flyer and classroom poster can be found at www.firstfreedom.org (click on the red button, center column).


The competition is open to students in the United States and U.S. territories, and to American schools and American home-schooled students worldwide. We invite 9th - 12th grade students at all levels of academic placement to participate.


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Greetings Educators,

Discover (the credit card company) has recently announced that they will be giving [[#|grants]] to high schools that wish to implement personal finance. Schools can partner with their state’s council on economic [[#|education]] to improve the quality and impact of personal finance programs that exist, or start one where they don’t exist.


Could your school use money to teach personal finance? Could you use the partnership of the NC Council on Economic Education? If you are interested in partnering, please fill out this short survey. You can also e-mail me for more information.


Click here to link to the Council for Economic Education Grant Flyer





Spring Workshops : "Planning to teach Civics, Economics and Personal Financial Literacy in the Classroom"




Workshop Dates


April 23 & 24, 2012

Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond-Charlotte Branch Charlotte, NC

Registration Deadline April 18, 2012


May 1 & 2, 2012

Winston Salem Technology Center (Central Office)

475 Corporate Square Drive

Winston Salem, NC

[[#|Registration]] Deadline April 23, 2012





Summer in Galway 2012





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Announcing the 2012 Travel /Study Program for Teachers and Administrators



National University of Ireland, Galway Ireland

Seminar: Education in Ireland 6 Graduate Credits



A comparative study of the Irish and American Educational Systems

Review of Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment and International Benchmarks



July 5 30 – July 28, 2012



For Information email **//lilysky@ncia.net//**






Holocaust Teacher Workshops, Spring 2012

Focus: These one-day, multi-county workshops for public school teachers of social studies and English/Language Arts present Dr. Karl Schleunes, historian and Holocaust scholar, and Hank Brodt, a Holocaust survivor who recounts his experiences in six concentration camps, Morris Glass, survivor of Auschwitz, or Zohara Boyd, a survivor who “hid in plain sight” during the Holocaust . Participants receive a copy of The Holocaust: a North Carolina Teacher's Resource, a guide for teaching about the Holocaust at the middle and high school levels. This workshop is open to language arts and social studies teachers from all parts of the state teaching in middle schools or high schools and is particularly useful for teachers of World History or American History as well as teachers at the sixth-grade level teaching Eastern European history. It is also recommended for middle school language arts teachers teaching Anne Frank’s Diary or high school English teachers studying Elie Wiesel’s Night and other Holocaust literature at the upper grades. Substitute pay is provided for teachers attending, but space is limited and teachers are encouraged to make early contact with Linda Scher, Holocaust Teacher Workshop Coordinator. These workshops are free and open to teachers from all parts of the state in the 2011-2012 school year. Substitute pay will be provided for all public school teachers attending the workshops.


Wilmington, New Hanover County February 23, 2012
Charlotte, Mecklenburg County March 22, 2012
Wilkesboro, Wilkes County March 26, 2012
Enka, BuncombeCounty April 5, 2012

For additional information and registration, please e-mail Linda Scher at Brisket234@aol.com
call Barney Keenan NUI Coordinator 603-466-2972



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FIND PAST 2011- 2012 OPPORTUNITIES THAT MAY HAVE DESCRIPTIONS, INFORMATION OR LINKS TO INFORMATION YOU MAY FIND USEFUL.

Summer Regional PD Sessions Scheduled For LEAs



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Stipend Provided for Training
The NCCEE is offering 2 full-day workshops for eastern North Carolina high school teachers of personal finance and economics. The workshops will provide training on the new essential standards and will feature Virtual Economics 4.0 . Each attending teacher will receive a copy of VE 4.0 valued at $100 and a certificate for 7 hours of training which may be redeemed for CEU credit. In addition to the curricular resource, attending teachers from select counties (see flyer for details) will receive a $100 stipend. Click the links below to register for your preferred workshop date/location.

Register for August 19: John A. Holmes High School, Edenton.

Register for October 10: Barton College, Wilson.
The VE 4.0 workshop and the accompanying materials are made available to teachers through the generous support of State Farm and the Council for Economic Education.



Bank of America Supports NCCEE
The Bank of America Charitable Foundation renewed its commitment to economic and financial education by providing a $10,000 grant to the NCCEE. Funds will be used to support financial education programs for NC teachers and students. NC teachers have also benefitted from support from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation to the national Council for Economic Education in the form of a sub-grant providing Financial Fitness for Life to 75 NC High School teachers.



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Fidelity 8th Grade SMG Challenge


Fidelity Investments is once again sponsoring the 8th Grade Challenge of the Stock Market Game program. As a kick-off event, NCCEE and Fidelity are presenting a full day workshop in Durham at the Fidelity Offices on August 18 from 9:00-4:00. Attending middle school teachers will learn how to implement the program at no cost with their students and receive information on how to be paired with a Fidelity financial advisor who will help to implement this investor education program with their students. The program's lessons are correlated to business, math and technology standards and reinforce 21st century skills of teamwork, research, technology, and financial literacy and is proven to raise math test scores. Teachers will receive a certificate for six hours of training which may be redeemed for CEUs. Need 10 hours of training? Attend the accompanying SMG webinars to earn the extra 4! Download the workshop flyer. Register to attend the workshop. Learn more about SMG webinars.


Receive 10 Contact Hours, or 1 CEU, for Personal Finance Training
Registration is now open for teachers who would like to participate in the NCCEE's online professional development course, Teaching Financial Literacy, presented in partnership with the NC DPI.
Whether you teach elementary, middle, or high school students, this online course is designed to get you started teaching your students personal finance. TFL will put the material into a logical order that you can use as a starting point for great instruction. Best of all, there is no need for travel or time away from your classroom. Register now !
This program was made possible by the Council for Economic Education through funding from the United States Department of Education Office of Innovation and Improvement; matching funds provided by State Farm.
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FTE Offers Online Econ Ed Courses
The Foundation for Teaching Economics is offering several online courses which may be completed for graduate credit. For more information check out the FTE website. Registration is now open.


Online Personal Finance Game for Students
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NCCEE is proud to partner with the Council for Economic Education in offering this free resource to NC teachers.
Gen i Revolution is an online personal finance game designed for middle school and high school students to play under the direction of their teacher. The game consists of fifteen 30-minute Missions which can be enabled/disabled depending on how the teacher wants to deliver the material.Join the revolution!
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Please remember the NCCEE is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization and consider making a tax-deductible contribution today.
Sincerely,
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North Carolina Council on Economic Education


The North Carolina Council on Economic Education was founded in 1970. NCCEE is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization working with K-12 teachers statewide to give our students a better understanding of economics and to prepare them for personal financial decision-making. With support from private businesses and foundations, and through partnerships with state agencies, the NCCEE is a tremendous example of an effective public-private partnership.



February Newsletter



May 2012

News from the CECis an e-mail newsletter providing you with news and current opportunities related to youth civic engagement. Please visit http://www.civics.org for further information about the NC Civic Education Consortium and its programs. If you have any questions orencounter any problems concerning the newsletter, please contact Consortium Project Director, Paul Bonnici, at [[bonnici@unc.edu]].



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FEATURED LESSON PLANS: Memorial Day & TED-ED

Memorial Day, which falls on the last Monday of May, honors the men and women who died while serving in the American military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and participating in parades. Unofficially, it marks the beginning of summer. In 2012, Memorial Day is observed on Monday, May 28.



For more information about the history of Memorial Day, visit http://www.history.com/topics/memorial-day-history



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TED-ED

TED-Ed’s commitment to creating lessons worth sharing is an extension of TED’s mission of spreading great ideas. Within the growing TED-Ed video library, you will find carefully curated educational videos, many of which represent collaborations between talented educators and animators nominated through the TED-Ed platform. This platform also allows users to take any useful educational video, not just TED’s, and easily create a customized lesson around the video. Users can distribute the lessons, publicly or privately, and track their impact on the world, a class, or an individual student.

  • A short instructional video on how Ted-Ed works can be found here.
  • For more information about this fascinating curriculum tool, click here.
  • Browse the Social Studies lessons here.



NEWS UPDATES

  1. Visit us in our new home!
  2. Check out the new look of civics.org
  3. Coming Soon! Look for Changes to the Consortium’s Database of Civic Resources
  4. Teacher Appreciation Week
  5. Speaking of appreciating our teachers…would you like a set of FREE posters from the Consortium?



CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES

  1. Challenges to Democracy – the Warren A. Nord Teachers’ Seminar
  2. UNC Program in the Humanities and Human Values Announces a Fantastic Lineup of Spring Seminars
  3. UNC Program in the Humanities and Human Values’ “Humanities in Action!”: 2012 Election Edition
  4. The New NC Essential Standards: Incorporating the European Union



NEWS UPDATES

  1. Visit us in our new home!

The Consortium has moved to its new home in the Program for Humanities and Human Values at UNC Chapel Hill. Yet, while our offices may be different, our work with North Carolina’s great teachers and the programs we offer will effectively remain the same.



For more information, include updated contact info, please visit the Consortium’s website.



  1. Check out the new look of www.civics.org

Visit www.civics.org, and you might notice a few changes in our website design! Use the left hand bar to navigate among the Consortium’s programs and offerings. Click on the “Database of K-12 Resources” to search our online database containing hundreds of lesson plans and activities, or visit the “Upcoming Trainings” section of the site to read about and register for our summer teacher training, Challenges to Democracy.



For more information about navigating our new site, please visit the Consortium’s website.



  1. Coming Soon! Look for Changes to the Consortium’s Database of Civic Resources

With the creation of the new Essential Standards in Social Studies, the Consortium is currently working to update our database of lesson plans and activities so that it is compatible with the State’s curricular changes.



For more information about the updated database, please visit the Consortium’s website



  1. Teacher Appreciation Week

Although the past few years have been fraught with difficulties, from shrinking budgets to legislative attacks, you still strived to provide your students with the highest quality education. The Civic Education Consortium and the Program in the Humanities and Human Values would like to offer our sincerest thanks to all of North Carolina’s educators for their hard work and dedication to the craft of teaching. We hope you enjoyed your Teacher Appreciation Week!



To show our appreciation for teachers, we’re holding a raffle where one lucky teacher has a chance to attend a Program in the Humanities and Human Values seminar for free!



For more information about our contest, please visit the Consortium’s website.



  1. Speaking of appreciating our teachers…would you like a set of FREE posters from the Consortium?

In celebration of our state’s hard-working teachers, and to say Happy Teacher Appreciation Week, we’d like to provide you with a FREE set of our posters, which includes a copy of our NC Executive Branch poster, NC Legislative Branch poster, NC Judicial Branch poster, and a NC Local Government poster.



To find out how to obtain your FREE posters, please visit the Consortium’s website.



CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES

  1. Challenges to Democracy – The Warren A. Nord Teachers’ Seminar
    Dates: July 16 – 18, 2012
    Hosted at UNC-Chapel Hill’s School of Government

Lee Hamilton said regarding American democracy, “Our democracy is not a product but a continual process. It is preserved not by monuments but deeds. Sometimes it needs refining; sometimes it needs amending; sometimes it needs defending. Always, it needs improving.” The Program in the Humanities & Human Values at UNC-Chapel Hill & the NC Civic Education Consortium are offering teachers the opportunity to analyze our democracy via a unique, three day exploration of the theme “Challenges to Democracy.” Through assorted lectures led by renowned professors and historians, participants will investigate the ways in which democracy has struggled and changed throughout various time periods. From scrutinizing a 1700s democracy that claimed “All men are created equal” while enslaving thousands of people, to discussing our democracy’s growing diversity, twenty participants will have a unique opportunity to examine our nation’s democratic principles through the lens of history and current events. Throughout the scholarly exploration of these topics, participants will also learn pedagogical strategies for teaching these issues in the middle and high school classroom.

To register for this terrific opportunity, click here.

  1. UNC Program in the Humanities and Human Values Announces a Fantastic Lineup of Summer Seminars.

These thought provoking seminars, featuring some of the Triangle’s most important scholars, will focus on a wide range of topics from “Turkey at the Crossroads” to “A Dickens Bicentennial”. Teachers receive continuing education credit and a discounted tuition rate.



For the full list of the summer seminars, please visit the Consortium’s website.



  1. UNC Program in the Humanities and Human Values’ “Humanities in Action!”: 2012 Election Edition

Humanities in Action is a series of short seminars that are open to anyone and they offer a chance to engage relevant and interesting topics with some of the Triangle’s finest scholars in a welcoming and relaxed environment. This summer’s series on the 2012 election will grabble with some of the most pressing issues of our day, from immigration to national security to gender and sexuality.



For a complete list of topics, times, and dates, please visit the Consortium’s website.



  1. The New NC Essential Standards: Incorporating the European Union

Deadline: May 15, 2012

Dates & Locations: June 14 (Chapel Hill) & June 15 (Charlotte Area)



Join your colleagues for a 1-day workshop designed to help North Carolina K-12 teachers better understand our interconnected world by learning more about the European Union. This workshop will include presentations on the European Union and transatlantic relations, along with sessions on how to incorporate the EU into the new NC Essential Standards. Teachers will also learn about resources that use technology to enhance content and better integrate the EU into the school’s curriculum. One CEU will be awarded for completion of the program.



For more information on this terrific opportunity, including session highlights and registration information, please visit the Consortium’s website.



Additional opportunities can be found at the CEC News site.





Fall NC Civic Education Consortium Teacher Workshops, 2011
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Take advantage of these exciting opportunities - courtesy of the CEC.
1. The Freedom Riders and the American Civil Rights Movement
Deadline: October 20, 2011
*Only two spots remain!*
The NC Civic Education Consortium and the UNC Program in the Humanities and Human Values are pleased to announce an extraordinary professional development opportunity for North Carolina’s middle school teachers. Focusing on the fascinating stories of the Freedom Riders, this training includes, scholarly lectures from some of UNC’s finest professors, curriculum exploration with the NC Civic Education Consortium, and an evening at the Paul Green Theatre attending the inspiring new play, The Parchman Hour. You do not want to miss this! For more information about this training, visit the Consortium’s website.
2. Islamic Cultures in Africa
Deadline: November 2, 2011
Africa is the world’s second largest continent in both landmass and population, and yet it remains a mystery to most in the developed world. One often overlooked fact is that nearly 45% of Africans practice some form of Islam. This seminar will take participants to the four corners of Africa to review the influence of Islam on the continent. Join the NC Civic Education Consortium and the UNC Program in the Humanities and Human Values for a day of curriculum training and a day of scholarly seminars featuring some of UNC’s most interesting professors. For more information about this training, visit the Consortium’s website.
3. The Future of Europe
Deadline: November 17, 2011
Europe has long been the other part of a monolithic geopolitical notion many call “The West.” Its market economies, cultural legacies, commitment to democracy, and shared sense of international responsibility have made Europe a strong partner of the United States since 1945. Recent developments, however, have fundamentally challenged what had once seemed a predetermined course of ever increasing economic and political interdependence. The future of Europe, once seemingly so secure, seems entirely unsure. Thanks in part to generous support from the UNC Center for European Studies, teachers will enjoy two days of scholarly lectures and two days of curriculum training. For more information about this training, visit the Consortium’s website.






Fall Holocaust Teacher Workshops, 2011



These one-day, multi-county workshops for public school teachers of social studies and English/Language Arts present Holocaust survivors Hank Brodt, a survivor of the Mathaussen forced-labor camp, Morris Glass, a survivor of Nazi ghettoes and camps including Auschwitz and Dachau, or Alfred Schnog, whose family escaped from Nazi Germany on the morning after Kristallnacht. Their harrowing escape and his mother’s heroic resistance saved Schnog from certain death. Dr. Karl Schleunes historian and Holocaust scholar will speak as well. Participants receive a copy of The Holocaust: a North Carolina Teacher's Resource, a guide for teaching about the Holocaust at middle and high school levels.



This workshop is open to language arts and social studies teachers from all parts of the state teaching in middle schools or high schools and is particularly useful for teachers of World History or American History as well as teachers at the sixth-grade level teaching Eastern European history. It is also recommended for middle school language arts teachers teaching Anne Frank’s Diary or high school English teachers studying Elie Wiesel’s Night and other Holocaust literature at the upper grades. Substitute pay is provided for teachers attending, but space is limited and teachers are encouraged to make early contact with Linda Scher, Holocaust Teacher Workshop Coordinator. These workshops are free and open to middle and high school teachers from all parts of the state in the 2011-2012 school year. Substitute pay will be provided for all middle and high school public school teachers attending the workshops.





Carthage, Moore County October 11, 2011

Newport, Carteret County November 10, 2011

Fayetteville, Cumberland County November 14, 2011

Forest City, Rutherford County December 7, 2011



For additional information about the Spring Workshop schedule and registration forms for the fall or spring workshops, e-mail Linda Scher at Brisket234@aol.com

Click on the resources below to access information from the AP Human Geography Exam Preparation Webinar.





For a view of the Flyer information sent to teachers and administrators please visit the Archived site of information found on the homepage.


http://ssresources-nc.wikispaces.com/Archives




SPRING 2011
SUMMER 2011
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Only a Few Days Left to Click a Button – Win a $25 Gift Card!
Deadline: May 31, 2011
Do you like the Consortium? Have you “liked” us on Facebook yet? We bet you’ll like us even more when you win a $25 gift card! One person will be randomly selected from the Consortium’s Facebook fans to receive a $25 gift card to any chain restaurant or store of their choice – that’s $25, just for clicking a button! The winner will be selected on May 31st and announced in our June e-alert. Click “like” today and stay up to date with important announcements regarding civic education! For more information, visit the Consortium’s website.
Start your summer vacations off on the right foot by taking advantage of these exciting opportunities - courtesy of the CEC.

1. 2011 Local Government Seminar: What Does Local Government Do and How Do I Get My Students to Care?
Deadline: June 22, 2011
The 2011 Local Government Seminar will explore the role of local government in North Carolina and provide pedagogical strategies for teaching young people about how local government in North Carolina works. Sponsored by the NC City & County Management Association, this year’s training will be held in Durham, NC and it includes conversations with various elected and unelected government officials, dinner, and a Durham Bulls baseball game! You do not want to miss this! To learn more about this training, visit the Consortium’s website.
2. Consortium and UNC Program in the Humanities and Human Values Partner to Offer Upcoming “Challenges to Democracy” Training
Deadline: July 5, 2011
The NC Civic Education Consortium and the Program in the Humanities & Human Values at UNC-Chapel Hill have partnered to offer teachers a unique three-day exploration of the theme “Challenges to Democracy.” The training will take place Monday, July 11 – Wednesday, July 13 at UNC-Chapel Hill’s School of Government. Through assorted readings, films, and seminars led by UNC-Chapel Hill professors, participants will explore topics including the erosion of democracy, fear in democracy, democracies and hypocrisy and changes to democracy. To learn more about this training, visit the Consortium’s website.


The NC Civic Education Consortium is pleased to offer two FREE multi-day professional development opportunities.
From learning about local government from seasoned professionals to exploring the complexities of democracy with preeminent scholars, we have something for everyone. Sign up now to secure your space!
2011 Local Government Seminar: What Does Local Government Do & How Do I Get My Students to Care?
Durham, NC
June 27 & 28, 2011

Every day, local government touches the lives of North Carolinians and provides the services essential for functional communities, growing businesses, and healthy families. It is local government that supplies water to our faucets, collects our trash, moves traffic through our downtowns, and cuts the grass in our parks and ball fields. It is also local government that delivers care and counseling to those facing difficult times and responds with qualified personnel to life’s emergencies.
Participants in this seminar will learn first-hand the role of local government in North Carolina and then explore pedagogical strategies for teaching young people about how local government in North Carolina works. Highlights of the training will include: meeting with elected and appointed local government officials, sharing dinner with the Assistant County Manager of Durham, and attending a Durham Bulls game! For more information and to register for this training, click hereor download the attached form.
Challenges to Democracy
UNC-Chapel Hill School of Government, Room 3301
July 11 - 13, 2011
The Honorable Lee Hamilton said, “Our democracy is not a product but a continual process. It is preserved not by monuments but deeds. Sometimes it needs refining; sometimes it needs amending; sometimes it needs defending. Always, it needs improving.” The Program in the Humanities & Human Values at UNC-Chapel Hill & the NC Civic Education Consortium are offering teachers the opportunity to analyze our democracy via a unique, three day exploration of the theme “Challenges to Democracy.”
Through assorted lectures led by renowned professors and historians, participants will investigate the ways in which democracy has struggled and changed throughout various time periods. From scrutinizing a 1700s democracy that claimed “All men are created equal” while enslaving thousands of people, to discussing our democracy’s growing diversity, twenty participants will have a unique opportunity to examine our nation’s democratic principles through the lens of history and current events. Throughout the scholarly exploration of these topics, participants will also learn pedagogical strategies for teaching these issues in the middle and high school classroom.
To access the tentative agenda, click here. For additional information and registration details, click hereor download the attached form. Registration for this free, three-day event is limited and based on a first-received basis, so sign up today!



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Spring 2011 Schedule of PD:
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Archived opportunities from Spring 2011

Archived opportunities from Summer 2011

Archived opportunities from Fall/Winter 2011

1. Voices of NC (February, March & April)2. AP Human Geography Webinar: Strategies That Help Students Pass The AP Exam (April 4, 2011)

AP Human Geography Webinar For Teachers: Strategies That Help Students Pass The AP Exam



Voices of North Carolina


Voices of North Carolina is an interactive webinar series designed specifically

for Eighth Grade Social Studies teachers.


Click on PDF Document to read details.




Why a Second World War???
UNC-Chapel Hill, School of Government, Room 2402
April 1 (10AM - 4:30PM) & April 2 (9:15AM - 4:15PM)
The NC Civic Education Consortium and the UNC Program in the Humanities and Human Values are pleased to announce a fantastic two-day training with one of the world’s most respected World War II scholars, Dr. Gerhard Weinberg. On day one, the Consortium will provide training on engaging, student centered post-World War I curriculum dealing with the rise of fascism, interwar diplomacy, and other exciting topics. On day two, teachers will be treated to a fascinating presentation of the interwar period with Dr. Gerhardt Weinberg. Through a series of four lectures, teachers will gain greater insight into why “the war to end all wars” was followed twenty one short years later by an even deadlier conflict. This is a rare opportunity for World and US History teachers! For more information, go to http://www.civics.org/programs/upcoming_trainings.php

The 150th Anniversary of the Civil War: A Retrospective
UNC-Chapel Hill, School of Government, Room 2403
April 8th (10 AM - 10 PM) and April 9th (9 AM - 1 PM)
One hundred and fifty years ago, the United States was torn apart in our nation’s most violent and destructive conflict, the American Civil War. To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the start of the war, we invite 8th grade social studies teachers to join us in an examination of a region and a nation in catastrophe during this exciting two-day event. Teachers will have the opportunity to explore pedagogical skills for conveying this complex history to middle school students, receiving and participating in interactive lesson plans designed for easy implementation in the middle school classroom. Teachers will also return to the role of students themselves, broadening their content knowledge in seminar presentations from renowned Civil War scholars. In addition, participating teachers will be treated to an evening at the theatre on the evening of April 8th, receiving special admittance into a preview of Playmakers Repertory Company’s production of “Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,“ featuring the Red Clay Ramblers! Don’t miss out on this unique combination of events hosted by the Program on the Humanities and Human Values and the NC Civic Education Consortium! For more information and registration details, go to http://www.civics.org/programs/upcoming_trainings.php


The Supreme Court, Past and Present
UNC-Chapel Hill School of Government, Room 2403
April 16th (10 AM - 6:30 PM)
Educators teaching Civics & Economics and US History are invited to join the NC Civic Education Consortium and the UNC Program in the Humanities and Human Values for a unique training opportunity with two of North Carolina’s finest scholars – presidential historian William Leuchtenburg and law professor Gene Nichol. In the morning, teachers will participate in a pedagogical training on engaging, interactive, and student centered curriculum for teaching about the Supreme Court. In the afternoon, teachers will have the opportunity to hear Dr. William Leuchtenburg and Professor Gene Nichol - two great and distinct minds - discuss controversies surrounding the high court from the past to the present. For more information, go to http://www.civics.org/programs/upcoming_trainings.php



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