Educational Features

North Carolina Press Foundation provides content for young readers. Background knowledge related to current issues comes from multiple sources, including newspapers that archive stories, local, state and national museums, libraries and government agencies that digitize news and information.

NC NIE collaborations produced the following features for use in classrooms:

Five features below provide background on the historic court decision, Brown v. Board of Education—Thanks to the Levine Museum of the New South, Charlotte, N.C. and Tom Hanchett, author and historian, for assistance.



A Variety of Topics in the News

Thanks to Crystal Willis for designing the features.

The U.S. Constitution and Election

Bill of Rights quiz (black and white) and Bill of Rights quiz (color)–Thanks to the Fayetteville Observer for assistance.

Saluting the Constitution (for print), and Saluting the Constitution (screen version), an informative series with student activities that include details about North Carolina’s ratification of the U.S. Constitution—Thanks to Mike Peterson and the Fayetteville Observer for assistance.

US Postage Stamps, a nine-part series on constitutional issues—Thanks to the Outer Banks Sentinel for making available columns written by the late Jack Dempsey.

Citizens Together (a five-part series on the Bill of Rights)–Thanks to Mary Miller, NYNPA for designing the educational features.

Fuel the Fire

NC Newspapers in Education produced thirteen (13) features on the theme, Fuel the Fire!, in 2014. Even though the features were released to support summer reading, they can be used anytime.

The thirteen (13) features are offered below.

Fuel the Fire!

For information related to famous fires in NC and other NC-related topics, search newspapers’ archives and the site for the North Carolina’s Department of Cultural Resources:

Credits: Sandra Cook, NCPF, NC NIE wrote the features, Fuel the Fire!; Crystal Willis, Production Manager, Carteret County News-Times, Morehead City, NC designed the features; and Aleah Howell, UNC-CH student designed the logo.

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Prepared April 2, 2014