Educational Outreach

Sunshine Laws & FOIA Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan for Grades 9-12

Purpose: The purpose of this lesson is to increase the engagement of students in awareness of their rights as North Carolinians to obtain access to public records and attend public meetings. These activities will encourage their involvement in civic and state government as citizens of North Carolina.

Provided in this packet are supplementary materials designed to further engage students in committing to memory the details of the Sunshine Laws, specifically concerning open meetings and public records. For each section more detailed directions are provided, as well as a key of answers.

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“North Carolina Sunshine Laws” Video produced by Elon University School of Communications students