From the Facilitator's Desk
Important Information and Updates
Close Reading In Action
BOY assessment Window Closes September 30th
Grades 4-5- Please don't forget to place a list of students and reading levels in my box before you go home on Oct. 30th.
Math Cycle 2 Assessments
Generation Nation---Social Studies Resources
Help your students to understand how their governments and communities work, about the key issues, the ways citizens and leaders collaborate to solve problems at the local, state and national levels – and gain the knowledge and skills to make a difference.
GenerationNation offers smart, fun, engaging educational programs tied to C3 Framework, Common Core, and Essential Standards, connecting classroom activities with hands‐on experiences to narrow gaps and maximize student comprehension and impact.
GenerationNation Educators NetworkWe'll be in touch periodically to share timely educational resources, learning opportunities, and easy tips for integrating civic literacy into your classroom. You can always find program and resource information at www.generationnation.org and get more frequent updates by following GenerationNation on social media.
If you are serving in a GenerationNation Educator Leadership role, you will receive additional information about implementing the programs at your school.
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Civic learning opportunities you can use right now
Debate watch: ways to use the presidential candidate debates for learning and dialogue - we'll post video of the September 16 debate after it is over
Still looking for ideas for Constitution Day?
Check out the Student Candidate Guide (with service opportunities)
Encourage high school students to join the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Youth Council
Easy-to use hub of civics literacy curriculum and resources, primary sources, videos, and news articles tied to current events plus strategies and tips for simple ways you can integrate civic literacy into your existing lesson plans.
How can GenerationNation help you this year?
A variety of learning opportunities that help your students to put civics and leadership into action. These include the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Youth Council, Youth Leadership Charlotte, Kids Voting, CLT-Meck 101, a classroom speakers bureau, civics action projects, and other experiences.
GenerationNation programs and resources overview
Curriculum Day packet with local/state government 101 reference
Curriculum Day slides and notes
GenerationNation 2014-15 Impact
You're making a difference!
Nearly 1 million Charlotte students have built and applied civic literacy, knowledge, and skills through GenerationNation programs. Launched in 1992 as a mock election event called Kids Voting, GenerationNation has worked with educators and other community stakeholders in recent years to launch programming to educate and engage a new generation of citizens and leaders every day of the year.
The first phase of GenerationNation's expanded work has targeted high school students. GenerationNation's youth learning opportunities include educational sessions, dialogues, service-learning, field trips, and other hands-on experiences.
Students regularly interact with community leaders, engage in local government, learn about and apply knowledge to solve civic issues, and collaborate with youth from other schools and backgrounds. Future strategies will expand programming for K-8 students, program alumni, and teachers.