FOUNDING PRINCIPLES ACT

CONTACT :: Fay Gore
Founding Principles: American Governance in Theory in Action

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LEGISLATION

On Wednesday, September 20, 2015, the North Carolina General Assembly ratified Senate Bill 524: AN ACT TO ENHANCE THE RIGOR OF INSTRUCTION OF THE FOUNDING PRINCIPLES AND TO AUTHORIZE THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION TO USE FUNDS TO CONDUCT A PILOT PROGRAM ON INTEGRATED COMMUNITY-BASED ADAPTED SPORTS PROGRAMS FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES.

There are two aspects to this bill. The first is a modification of the "Founding Principles Act" that directs the State Board of Education to require the teaching of a semester course that includes instruction in the Founding Principles of the United States and the State of NC. In addition to the principles that were enumerated in the previous legislation, three additional principles were added. The State Board has already designated the course, American History: Founding Principles, Civics and Economics as the course that would meet this requirement.


MATERIALS TO SUPPORT THIS COURSE

In May 2017, the K-12 Social Studies Team conducted a webinar on the Founding Principles. During the webinar, the Team presented and explained the purpose, design, and structure of the cluster documents.


Webinar


The Founding Principles Document