Literacy, Leadershipand the 2012 ElectionNorth Carolina Council for the Social Studies               Feb. 23, 2012        ...
The North Carolina Newspapers inEducation program encourages young peopleto become lifelong readers and learners,capable w...
All Things Voting websitehttp://www.allthingsvoting.org
• A hub for news about the 2012  election, with a focus on North Carolina• Designed for students, teachers and  parentsAll...
North Carolina is a key battleground state• Democratic National Convention in  Charlotte• N.C. went “blue” in 2008 for the...
Youth and Participatory Politics research:• Students who pursue interests online are  more likely to be engaged in civics....
• State and national election news• Stories about the role of the media• “Your stories” featuring student  submissions• Ca...
•   Blog•   Lesson plans•   Book reviews•   LinksFor teachers
Articles on leadershipfrom around the state
Mock Election
Lessons on leadership
Prepare to Lead contest
Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/ncnie
• Encourage students who are on Facebook  to find and share news articles about the  election on the NIE page• Encourage t...
Twitterhttp://www.twitter.com/ncnie
• Have students tweet links to articles about  the election they find interesting and  encourage discussion• Follow politi...
Newspapers in EducationGet newspapers in your classroom
Newspapers in EducationMore about N.C. NIE
Sandra Cook        Sara Gregory  919.843.5648        919.442.8306sandynie@unc.edu   gsara@live.unc.eduContact
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  • Obama won by 14,177 votes, his closest margin in the country
  • Blog for content interesting articles, resources
  • Terry Sanford column in the N&OColumn available for use in the classroomStudy guide that goes with it.
  • A chance to talk with students about the importance of votingStudents will vote online anytime during early voting up until election daySee how students vote and discuss the results
  • “North Carolinians of Note”Profiles written by students in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at UNCGraphic organizers accompany each profile, including study guidesConnect each lesson back to the election by focusing on leadership: What traits made these individuals good leaders? What sets them apart? What makes a good leader?
  • K through 12 students are invited to produce an original essay or multimedia productEntries will be featured in local papers and on the All Things Voting website
  • Use to share news articles about the electionUse to share students’ storiesSolicit questions from students to ask reporters, leadersPolls for students to share their opinions
  • - Other ideas: you can have students create Facebook pages for historical leaders that explain who they are, what they did and why they are significant.
  • Other ideas:Have students read articles and then tweet the main idea to test comprehensionHave students follow Twitter during political debates and tweet their thoughts, questions
  • -Talk about e-editions vs. paper (paper 1 a week)
  • Literacy, Leadership and the 2012 Election

    1. 1. Literacy, Leadershipand the 2012 ElectionNorth Carolina Council for the Social Studies Feb. 23, 2012 Greensboro, North Carolina
    2. 2. The North Carolina Newspapers inEducation program encourages young peopleto become lifelong readers and learners,capable writers, informed, involved adults,thoughtful consumers of news and advocatesfor the First Amendment.Who we are: NC NIE
    3. 3. All Things Voting websitehttp://www.allthingsvoting.org
    4. 4. • A hub for news about the 2012 election, with a focus on North Carolina• Designed for students, teachers and parentsAllThingsVoting.org
    5. 5. North Carolina is a key battleground state• Democratic National Convention in Charlotte• N.C. went “blue” in 2008 for the first time in 32 years.Why?
    6. 6. Youth and Participatory Politics research:• Students who pursue interests online are more likely to be engaged in civics.• Students who use the Internet are more likely to be exposed to a variety of political viewpoints.Why?
    7. 7. • State and national election news• Stories about the role of the media• “Your stories” featuring student submissions• Calendar of election eventsFor students
    8. 8. • Blog• Lesson plans• Book reviews• LinksFor teachers
    9. 9. Articles on leadershipfrom around the state
    10. 10. Mock Election
    11. 11. Lessons on leadership
    12. 12. Prepare to Lead contest
    13. 13. Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/ncnie
    14. 14. • Encourage students who are on Facebook to find and share news articles about the election on the NIE page• Encourage them to engage in discussions with other studentsFacebook ideas
    15. 15. Twitterhttp://www.twitter.com/ncnie
    16. 16. • Have students tweet links to articles about the election they find interesting and encourage discussion• Follow political reporters for on-the- ground updatesTwitter ideas
    17. 17. Newspapers in EducationGet newspapers in your classroom
    18. 18. Newspapers in EducationMore about N.C. NIE
    19. 19. Sandra Cook Sara Gregory 919.843.5648 919.442.8306sandynie@unc.edu gsara@live.unc.eduContact

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