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Community Improvement Mini-Grants

Do you have an idea for how to improve your community? Civic Nebraska and Lincoln Public Schools Community Learning Centers are teaming up to give Lincoln CLC-connected family or student(s) an opportunity to put their community improvement ideas into action! We invite you to start this process by watching the video (left) and then referring to the Project Overview (below), which breaks down each step to apply. We’ve included some additional resources below to help give you ideas on how to develop your idea and plan. Mini-grants are only available in summer 2020 – apply by Aug. 12 to ensure you qualify for funding!

Presenter: Chelsea Egenberger, Civic Nebraska; Samantha Thomas, Lincoln Community Learning Center

A Young Peoples' History of the United States: Slavery and Emancipation

In our ongoing study of “A Young People’s History of the United States,” our high-school CLC team examines the transition from slavery to emancipation following the Civil War. Chapter 9 covers what changed for free African-Americans – and what remained the same.

: Chelsea Egenberger, Spencer Lemon, and Erin Voichoski, Civic Nebraska School Community Coordinators

Through Your Eyes: Graphic Novel Storytelling

From Civic Nebraska Circles Coordinator Maranda Loughlin, here’s a multimedia guide to understanding, creating, and sharing a graphic novel picture journal based on your life and experiences.

6.30.20: Lesson: Truck Farm: Pollinators
6.29.20: Read-Aloud: Beautiful Shades of Brown
6.29.20: Read-Aloud: Tool School
6.29.20: Lesson: Our Flags and Their Meanings
6.29.20: Activity: When In Doubt, Vote!
6.29.20: Unit: Graphic Novel Storytelling
6.26.20: Community Spotlight: Lulu’s on N

6.23.20: Lesson: Truck Farm: Gardening 101
6.23.20: Unit: It’s Grow Time!
6.22.20: Empowered Minds
6.22.20: Unit: A Young People’s History: Black Protest and Civil Rights
6.22.20: Activity: Summer Bucket List

6.15.20: Mindfulness: Have You Ever …?
6.15.20: Activity: DIY Rainbow Crayons
6.15.20: WhyArts of Omaha: Zectangles
6.15.20: Unit: Graphic Novel Storytelling
6.15.20: Read-Aloud: The Color Monster
6.15.20: Unit: A Young People’s History: WWII & Cold War
6.15.20: Read-Aloud: Equality’s Call
6.15.20: Read-Aloud: The Seed
6.15.20: Activity: All About Me! Poster
6.15.20: Activity: All About Me! Monsters

6.8.20: Activity: Super Bubble Maker!
6.8.20: Mindfulness Monday: Empathy
6.8.20: Unit: 54321 Go! with Ms. Bri
6.8.20: Read-Aloud: Amazing Sharks!
6.8.20: Read-Aloud: I Voted
6.8.20: Read-Aloud: Lillian’s Right To Vote 
6.8.20: Lesson: Explorin’ with the NRD: Bullfrogs

6.1.20: Activity: Homemade bird feeder
6.1.20: Lesson: Discover trees with the NRD!
6.1.20: Activity: Banana in a Blanket
6.1.20: Read-Aloud: Grace for President
6.1.20: Read-Aloud: The Hard Hat For Kids
6.1.20: Read-Aloud: Sometimes You Win, Sometimes You Learn

5.25.20: Unit: A Young People’s History: Hard Times
5.25.20: Mindfulness Monday: Moods
5.25.20: Unit: It’s Grow Time! with Mrs. Smith Gooch
5.25.20: Activity: Calm-Down Bottles with Mr. Levi
5.25.20: Read-Aloud: One Vote, Two Votes, I Vote, You Vote
5.25.20: Read-Aloud: Catfish Kate & the Sweet Swamp Band
5.25.20: Activity: Journaling Through the Pandemic
5.18.20: Community Spotlight: Asian Community & Cultural Center

5.18.20: Unit: 54321 Go! with Ms. Bri
5.18.20: Mindfulness Monday: Social-Emotional Learning
5.18.20: Activity: Gardening for Healthy Eating
5.18.20: Read-Aloud: Mama Built a Little Nest
5.18.20: Activity: Soda and

5.11.20: Lesson: Engineering a garden bed
5.11.20: Unit: The Hero in Me!
5.11.20: Mindfulness Monday: Be Present
5.11.20: Unit: A Young People’s History: Conflict at Home & Abroad
5.11.20: Activity: Spring-themed yoga
5.11.20: Read-Aloud: I Was So Mad

5.5.20: Lesson: Exploring the Solar System
5.4.20: Unit: The 3 Little Pigs
5.4.20: Unit: A Young People’s History: Solidarity!
5.4.20: Activity: COVID Heroes
5.4.20: Read-Aloud: The Dog Poop Initiative
5.4.20: Activity: Garbage to Garden Gold

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