Carolina K-12 (formerly the NC Civic Education Consortium) is a program of UNC-Chapel Hill’s Carolina Public Humanities and works to extend the resources of the University to North Carolina’s K-12 educators. Carolina K-12 offers free, high-quality professional development programs for North Carolina teachers. Each program or workshop includes presentations by top scholars, innovative lesson plans, interactive pedagogical training, and immersive experiences. Our programs support educators by:
- Deepening teacher content knowledge through exchanges with university scholars, authors, artists, performers, and other humanities professionals
- Exploring innovative teaching strategies through pedagogical training
- Offering ready-to-implement, effective and engaging curriculum materials
- Affirming Carolina’s strong appreciation for the difficult work of teachers and the challenges they face
Annual William C. Friday Teacher Retreats are funded by the Society in collaboration with Carolina K-12.
Southern Oral History Program
Since 1973, the Southern Oral History Program has worked to preserve the voices of the southern past. They have collected 6,000 interviews with people from all walks of life—from mill workers to civil rights leaders to future presidents of the United States. Made available through UNC’s renowned Southern Historical Collection online, these interviews capture the vivid personalities, poignant personal stories, and behind-the-scenes decision-making that bring history to life. Crriculum development, especially in civil rights, is the focus of the Society’s interaction with the SOHP.