K-12 Lesson Plan Grants

Deadline Ongoing

K-12 teachers looking to expand and deepen their classroom coverage of the European Union can download cutting-edge lesson plans created by teachers for teachers. Bring your European view into the 21st century with curriculum guides focused on environmental policy, immigration issues, economic integration, and contemporary society.

European Union Center of Excellence K-12 Lesson Plans

CES welcome lesson plan submissions from K-12 teachers. Please follow the CES Lesson Plan Template to the extent possible, making sure to include references to NC's educational standards and the Common Core where appropriate. Authors of lesson plans accepted to the site will receive a $50 stipend for permission to publish the lesson plan on the website. Lessons should be submitted via email to europe@unc.edu .

Community College and Minority Serving Institutions Curriculum Grants

Deadline Ongoing

CES facilitates grants to community college and minority serving institution educators to create modules to infuse European content, context and connections into their courses.  Our intention is to support the addition of international content to existing courses that have little or no such content.  Preference will be given to proposals that develop regularly taught and/or required courses, and to those proposals that focus on aspects relating to the European Union, the transatlantic relationship, or more than one contemporary European country.  A module is a self-contained unit that is integrated into the course to add a European component. A module is composed of instructional units, student projects, and learning objects that infuse international content, context, and connections into the course.

Over 50 grants have been awarded to North Carolina community college instructors to date. Each grantee receives up to $550 to support module creation and a trip to UNC at Chapel Hill for research.  At UNC they work with librarians and faculty arranged by the Center for European Studies.

SUBMIT AN APPLICATION

The proposal does not have to be a complete module.  It simply outlines the module.  A module is a self-contained unit that is integrated into the course to add an international component. A module is composed of instructional units, student projects, and learning objects that infuse international content, context, and connections into the course. A link to examples of international modules for courses is provided below.

Examples of Internationalized Courses

Contact Alexandra Holmgren for more information: Alexandra.Holmgren@unc.edu

Acknowledgement of support and reporting requirements: Funding for these awards is provided by the European Union and the U.S. Department of Education. Awardees are required to properly acknowledge support as indicated in the award letter. CES grantees must also submit a brief (one-page) report on the funded project at the end of the grant period.