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CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES
1. The UNC Program in the Humanities and Human Values Announces their Spring 2013 Adventures in Ideas Seminars
  • Interested art and culture in the 20th century? Emerging economies? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, then the Program in the Humanities and Human Values' Adventures in Ideas seminars are for you.

  • Register now to secure a spot in a general seminar offered by the Program in the Humanities. Teachers receive a 50% discount off tuition and are entered in a drawing to receive a travel scholarship as a part of the Daisy Edmister Fund. Seminars are all day Saturday. Receive credit for 10 contact hours of continuing education. While these programs are designed for a general audience and do not include pedagogical training or lesson plans (unlike the Consortium’s teacher trainings, which include a combination of pedagogy, curriculum exploration and scholar lectures), these seminars are still an excellent way for teachers to expand their content knowledge in various topics.

  • For more information about the seminars (including a complete list of dates, topics, and speakers), and to register, visit the Consortium's website.

2. UNC Program in the Humanities and Human Values Announces Spotlight on Scholars

  • Spotlight on Scholars is our newest program exemplifying the diversity of scholarship at Carolina. Developed in collaboration with the General Alumni Association, these sessions will feature UNC-Chapel Hill faculty discussing their recent work—their new books or newest scholarly passion. Come find out what the University’s scholars are writing and thinking about and join in the discussion.

  • Teachers: Please note that while these programs are designed for a general audience and do not include pedagogical training or lesson plans, these seminars are still an excellent way for teachers to expand their content knowledge in various topics. Also, please note that there are no teacher discounts available for the Spotlight on Scholars series.

  • For a complete list of programs, visit the Consortium's website.

3. UNC Program in the Humanities and Human Values Announces Humanities in Action!:The World At Risk Series

  • 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.

  • Teachers: Please note that while these programs are designed for a general audience and do not include pedagogical training or lesson plans, these seminars are still an excellent way for teachers to expand their content knowledge in various topics. Also, please note that there are no teacher discounts available for the Humanities in Action series.

  • For a complete list of programs, visit the Consortium's website.

4. 4th Annual First Amendment Cartoon Contest
Deadline: March 15, 2013

  • Since the earliest days of the American republic, cartoonists have entertained us, drawn attention to the issues of the day, and provoked discussion. In short, cartoons contribute to our civic life. Join the Constitutional Rights Foundation and the Judicial Branch of California in celebrating the Bill of Rights with the 4th Annual First Amendment Cartoon Contest.

  • For more information about the contest, visit the Consortium's website.

  • 5. UNC’s World View Announces Two Seminars: Latin America and North Carolina and 2013 Europe in Crisis? Dispelling Myths About the European Union.

  • Latin America and North Carolina Seminar Dates: March 19-20, 2013

  • Europe and the European Union Seminar Dates: March 20-21, 2013

  • If you're Interested in teaching about Latin America or the European Union, then you don't want to miss these great opportunities from World View!

  • For more information about these seminars, visit Consortium's website

6. 2013 Centropa Seminar at Duke University

  • Seminar Date: March 16 & 17, 2013
  • Are you interested in 20th century European Jewish history beyond the Holocaust, in social media, and in digital story telling? Then do we have a seminar for you! Centropa is a Vienna and Budapest-based non-profit NGO that uses advanced technologies to preserve Jewish memory in Central and Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, the Balkans and the Baltics, and then uses those same technologies to disseminate our findings in creative and innovative ways.

  • For more information about this unique program, visit the Consortium's website.

7. NC Service Learning Coalition Offers Two Area Trainings

  • The NC Service Learning Coalition’s mission is “to develop actively engaged and globally aware citizens by promoting, advancing, and supporting high quality service-learning.” Educators can now join the NCSLC in helping to complete their mission by registering for one of two area trainings in March and April.

  • For more information about these fantastic tranings, visit the Consortium's website.

8. NC History Museum presents Freedom Coming, Freedom for All. An exhibition featuring the Emancipation Proclamation

Exhibit Dates: May 15–June 16, 2013

  • You will have a rare opportunity to see the Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation at the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh from Wednesday, May 15, through Sunday, June 16, 2013. This historic seven-page document is on loan from the National Archives in Washington, D.C. Admission is free.

  • For more information about this once in a lifetime event, visit the Consortrium's website.

  • Only new opportunities are listed in our e-newsletter, but additional opportunities can be found at the **CEC News site**.



PAST OPPORTUNITIES
Civil Discourse, Civil Communities:

Civility and Free Expression in a Constitutional Democracy

Sponsored by the American Bar Association
February 15 – 16, 2013

UNC-Chapel Hill
February 15: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM (includes time for breaks, lunch, dinner, & a performance of A Raisin in the Sun)
February 16: 10:00AM – 5:30PM (includes time for breaks, lunch, & a performance of Clybourne Park, and a community discussion)

“Civility costs us nothing and buys us everything.” – Mary Wortley Montagu
In writing about the black-middle class neighborhood of Runyon Heights, Yonkers, New York, sociologist Bruce D. Haynes summarized the intersections between neighborhood development and racial identity in a single phrase: “race makes place, and, in doing so, place makes race.” Racially-defined residential spaces did (and do) more than affect local communities; they have contributed to broad definitions of race and class in the United States up to the present day.
North Carolina’s social studies teachers are invited to join the NC Civic Education Consortium, the UNC Program for Humanities and Human Values, and Playmakers Reparatory Company for two engaging days exploring the rich topics of race, class, space, and their connections to civility and free expression in a constitutional democracy. In order to broaden personal content knowledge, teachers will attend lectures by UNC and Duke faculty who will explore the intersection of hate speech and the Constitution, the Paidea method of instruction when discussing race and class, and more. In addition, time for pedagogical exploration will be provided as teachers participate in lesson simulations designed for easy implementation in the classroom.
Participating teachers will also be treated to an evening at the theatre on February 15 and an afternoon matinee on February 16, receiving special admittance into Playmakers Repertory Company’s productions of //A Raisin in the Sun//and //Clybourne Park//.
Inspiring, moving, and ever relevant to our own age, this two-day professional development event focused on the race, gentrification, civility, and free expression is one teachers will not want to miss!
PARTICIPANTS WILL RECEIVE
  • Lesson plans and training from the NC Civic Education Consortium
  • 3.0 Renewal Credits
  • Lunch on Friday and Saturday; and snacks on both days.
  • Substitute reimbursement (if your district cannot cover the cost*)
  • One night’s single occupancy hotel accommodations in Chapel Hill (for participants residing more than 120 round-trip miles from the training location.)
  • Free play tickets to Playmaker’s Productions of A Raisin in the Sun and Clybourne Park
For more information, including the registration form, click here.

CEC Contacts

Director of K-12 Outreach, Christie Hinson Norris at cnorris@unc.edu

Consortium Project Director, Paul Bonnici, at bonnici@unc.edu.


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This page is provided in collaboration with our social studies partners in education, local LEAs and community stakeholders. It is based solely information sent to the social studies consultants at the NC Department of Public Instruction by the agency under which the opportunity is listed or its representative. This page is updated weekly and past opportunities are archived up to three to six months after they are scheduled to be offered.