EU in NC Study Tours: K-12 & Community College Instructors

For information about our 2017-18 EU in NC tours, please visit our archived page.

EU in NC 2020 will be hosted at UNC Chapel Hill on March 6-7, 2020
This EU in NC Study Tour is catered toward educators that teach Europe & the EU in advanced high school classrooms, including:

  • AP European History
  • AP World History
  • AP Human Georgraphy
  • And other similar courses
    Application will go live on November 25th, and be due on January 15, 2020.

     

    About EU in NC

    The “EU in NC” Study Tours are intensive, development experiences for educators from across North Carolina. The Tours provide K-12, community college, and HBCU/MSI educators with in-depth knowledge of Europe critical for developing lesson plans and finding resources for teaching about contemporary Europe. The tours include meetings, discussions, and interactive sessions with faculty experts and practitioners in the Triangle on contemporary Europe and the EU. These sessions will both inform educators about European topics, and show them how to integrate content learned into the classroom.

    Study tour participants receive certification of two continuing education credits and approximately 20 hours of professional development, provided they complete the post-tour lesson plan and module creation.

    All meals and hotel accommodations are provided for the nights of the tours. Travel support and funding to cover substitute teacher costs is available to selected applicants.

     

    Resources: Past Programs and Lesson Plans

    Held on May 18-19, this tour included community college and HBCU/MSI educators from across North Carolina.

    The May 2017 program and educator lesson plans are publicly available. If you participated in the tour, you may also request access to the session resources.

    Held on August 14-15, this tour included K-12 educators from across North Carolina.

    The August 2017 program and educator lesson plans are publicly available. If you participated in the tour, you may also request access to the session resources.

    Held on January 24-25, this tour included a mix of community college, HBCU/MSI and K-12 educators from across North Carolina.

    The January 2018 program and educator lesson plans are publicly available. If you participated in the tour, you may also request access to the session resources.

    View the Jean Monnet Project Appendix to the Teaching the EU Toolkits! The Appendix contains all of the resources created by educators, sorted by grade level/institution and type. Find what you need to teach about the EU, from a creative writing activity on the refugee crisis, to a Literature of the African Diaspora syllabus that includes units on Europe.
     

    Reflections

    CC & HBCU/MSI FACULTY ON THE MAY 18-19 STUDY TOUR

    On the Tour:
    “I will recommend this tour to my Colleagues! Biggest take away: I have great ideas to help fully add an EU component to the courses for Global Scholar Program! Great Job!” – 2017 Participant

    On the specific session, “21st Century Varieties of Capitalism” with John D. Stephens:
    “This was excellent. I learned far more that I expected in such a short period of time. I’m especially appreciative of having such a knowledgeable presenter who puts things in context and offered exampled to clearly explain the content.” – 2017 Participant

     
    People listening to a speaker in the Ackland Art Museum
    Community college and HBCU/MSI faculty listen to a tour of European art at the Ackland Art Museum on May 19.
     
     
     
    A picture of an EU in NC group
    Educators outside the Varsity Theater on Franklin Street, before a screening of the documentary Fire at Sea.

     
     
     

    A lecture given by John D. Stephens
    John D. Stephens lectures on varieties of capitalism in the 21st century, and what it means for Europe.

    THIS STUDY TOUR IS FUNDED BY A GRANT FROM THE EUROPEAN UNION.