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Resources for Teaching 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. 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 the resources offered, or use the main navigation menu to learn more about our classroom resources, professional development initiatives, and opportunities for K-14 students.

Classroom Resources

Common Core-aligned plans and supplemental resources for K-12 educators. Download the Toolkits directly!

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
Funded trips to UNC for trainings with CES faculty and staff. To be offered in June 2017. Check back soon for the application.
  • Business Briefs | UNC expert articles on European topics
  • Workshop materials archives | Europe-related presentations, classroom resources and more
Four teacher training initiatives from NC organizations

Opportunities for Students

Learn. Travel. Speak.


Educator Experiences

What I Learned as a Global Scholar in Finland

“This experience prompts me to be more mindful of how I live and how I teach. I embrace Finland’s “less is more” philosophy, applied equally to my consumer habits, as well as my practices as a teacher educator.”

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Elizabeth Crawford, Assistant Professor and Elementary Education Graduate Program Coordinator, at the Watson College of Education at UNC-Wilmington, won a Global Scholar Curriculum Development grant from UNC’s Center for European Studies to travel to Finland in May and to infuse newly acquired materials and European content into her courses. Read more to learn about her experiences in Finland.

Thoughts from Brussels 2016