CREDIT: <a href="">Štefan Štefančík</a> (via Unsplash, public domain).
CREDIT: Štefan Štefančík (via Unsplash, public domain).

Back to School with Carnegie Council's Online Lessons, Worksheets, Primary Sources, and Activities

Aug 29, 2018

With the new school year in mind Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs has added timely new high school and undergraduate materials to its extensive online Education Section.

These include two new sections:

Thinking Democratically: Lessons, worksheets, activities, and more, designed to stimulate student thought about what it means to be a part of a democracy.

Moral Leadership and the Environment: Who is responsible for protecting our Earth? Classroom activities, worksheets, and a PowerPoint lesson on moral leadership and the environment, using the Flint water crisis as a case study.

In addition, the Worksheets and Excerpts on History and Government collection has been expanded:

  • The new Political Ideologies section features a series of worksheets on liberal democracy, illiberal democracy, and fascism, plus a primer on socialism, capitalism, and social democracy.
  • The U.S. History and Government section includes new worksheets on the Iraq War.

"This is just the beginning," said Joel H. Rosenthal, president of Carnegie Council. "Over the coming year, Carnegie Council will be piloting an expanded education project focused on two interrelated topics: Ethics and Democracy. Each topic will be associated with a module of activities for high school and early undergraduate students taking place over the course of the academic year. We hope that teachers and students will continue to check out the website for new materials and opportunities to get involved."

Here are some upcoming opportunities that have already been announced:

Join Carnegie Council & Organizations around the World: Celebrate Global Ethics Day, October 17 Launched by Carnegie Council in 2014, Global Ethics Day is a global teach-in and an opportunity for institutions to explore the role of ethics in a globalized world. To learn more, watch this short video and go to

International Student Essay Contest: Is it Important to Live in a Democracy? This contest is open to high school, undergraduate, and graduate students of all nationalities. The essay should include a definition/explanation of the concept of democracy (written in your own words) and then explain why democracy is or is not important. Length: 1,000-1,500 words. Deadline: December 31, 2018. For more details, click here.

ABOUT CARNEGIE COUNCIL Founded by Andrew Carnegie in 1914, Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs is an educational, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that produces lectures, publications, and multimedia materials on the ethical challenges of living in a globalized world.

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