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K–12 teaching and learning · from the UNC School of Education

The National Paideia Center serves as a source of information, inspiration, and training for those who are dedicated to transforming whole schools into activist learning communities based on the Paideia philosophy. The Paideia school provides a unique approach to active learning. The ultimate goal of the school is to teach all students to think. To this end, the Paideia classroom uses a blend of the three types of instruction to enhance the literacy, problem solving, and thinking skills of all students.

National Paideia Center resources

The Paideia Seminar: Active Thinking Through Dialogue
This teacher training manual, provided by The National Paideia Center, provides a valuable set of resources for educators who want to begin using the Paideia approach.

Resources provided by National Paideia Center

Paideia seminar plan: "A Soldier Recalls the Trail of Tears"
In this Paideia seminar, students examine the text of an 1890 letter written by an American soldier. In the letter, the soldier, now eighty years old, recalls being tasked with helping to forcibly relocate North Carolina's Cherokee Indians to Oklahoma in 1837–1838.
Format: lesson plan (grade 8–12 English Language Arts and Social Studies)
By Terry Roberts.