Learn About Counties

County Education
Learning about county governments can be fun. The North Carolina Association of County Commissioners (NCACC) has several ways that citizens can learn about county governments.

Counties Work
"Counties Work," is a game developed by iCivics, a web-based education project designed to inspire students to be active participants in our democracy that is the vision of Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor. The game is geared for students in grades 6-12 and teaches them about the important roles and functions of counties by letting them run their own county. A curriculum and webquest has been developed to assist teachers in preparing lessons on county government.

State of the Counties Database
The State of the Counties database enables researchers to compare up to 3 counties at a time in areas such as population, education, access to healthcare, socio-economic status and many other areas.

Welcome to Your County
Welcome to Your County is the NCACC's own education website designed to teach students about the roles and responsibilities of North Carolina counties. The website includes many resources for teachers and has information on the NCACC's annual County Government Essay contest.

County Match Game
The county match game is an interactive, online game that tests your knowledge of North Carolina county geography.