Teaching Today's Europe

The UNC Center for European Studies is the only federally funded Title VI National Resource Center and Jean Monnet Center of Excellence in the southeast United States. As part of our programming, we administer outreach to K-14 educators across North Carolina, and provide digital resources accessible to educators and students across the world. In addition, CES offers fully funded professional development trips to UNC and Brussels, Belgium to enrich educators’ understanding of the European Union and western European cultures, histories and languages. Browse the categories below for a brief overview of our resources, or use the main navigation menu to learn more about available classroom resources, professional development initiatives, and opportunities for K-14 students.

In the Classroom

+ 37 Common-Core aligned lesson plans on Europe

+ 83 supplemental worksheets, articles, maps, and presentations

+ Download directly from CES

+ Interactive Brexit Maps

+ The Refugee & Migrant Crisis in Europe

+ Microsite: ReOrienting the Veil

+ Business Briefs

+ External Resources

+ Carolina Navigators | Culture Kits

+ Carolina Navigators EU Culture Kit

+ Area Studies Resources | From UNC's 7 Area Studies Centers

Professional Development

A fully funded, one-week trip to Brussels, Belgium, for K-16 educators to learn more about the European Union and its institutions
Fully funded visits to UNC for trainings with CES faculty and staff to be offered in June 2017. Check back soon for the application!
We send UNC Europe experts to schools and institutions around NC for specialized educator trainings. Email europe@unc.edu to schedule a training.
Teacher trainings, online courses and more from organizations around the United States.

Opportunities for Students

Learn. Travel. Speak.