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Important Announcement about Online Courses and LEARN NC.

Important Message about LEARN NC

LEARN NC is evaluating its role in the current online education environment as it relates directly to the mission of UNC-Chapel Hill School of Education (UNC-CH SOE). We plan to look at our ability to facilitate the transmission of the best research coming out of UNC-CH SOE and other campus partners to support classroom teachers across North Carolina. We will begin by evaluating our existing faculty and student involvement with various NC public schools to determine what might be useful to share with you.

Don’t worry! The lesson plans, articles, and textbooks you use and love aren’t going away. They are simply being moved into the new LEARN NC Digital Archive. While we are moving away from a focus on publishing, we know it’s important that educators have access to these kinds of resources. These resources will be preserved on our website for the foreseeable future. That said, we’re directing our resources into our newest efforts, so we won’t be adding to the archive or updating its contents. This means that as the North Carolina Standard Course of Study changes in the future, we won’t be re-aligning resources. Our full-text and tag searches should make it possible for you to find exactly what you need, regardless of standards alignment.

Field trip opportunities in Alleghany County

Blue Ridge Parkway
Contains information about various cultural, natural, and recreational resources located along this beautiful and historical roadway.
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Stone Mountain State Park
This park not only allows enjoying the beauty of the area but also provides instruction in basic geologic concepts.
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YMCA Camp Cheerio
Outdoor Adventure Educational experiences are available for students in elementary, middle, and high school at this camp located near the town of Sparta in the North Carolina mountains.
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Learn more about Alleghany County

Alleghany County Courthouse in Sparta, NC
Alleghany County Courthouse in Sparta, NC
This is the Alleghany County Courthouse in Sparta, NC. The structure seen here is not the original building. The first courthouse was destroyed in January 1933, when a fire started in a restaurant swept down half the buildings on the block, leapt the street,...
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Brinegar Cabin, Alleghany County, North Carolina
Brinegar Cabin, Alleghany County, North Carolina
Brinegar Cabin was built in 1880 by Martin Brinegar. He and his wife raised three children here and lived here until the 1930s. The homestead was then purchased for the Blue Ridge Parkway, where it now stands near a milepost marker. Two hiking trails start...
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Hikers on Stone Mountain in North Carolina
Hikers on Stone Mountain in North Carolina
These are hikers as viewed from the summit of Stone Mountain in North Carolina. Stone Mountain is just that: a towering dome of pale granite. Its bald top is visible for miles before reaching Stone Mountain State Park. The park is a popular spot for rock-climbing;...
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Rock climbers on Stone Mountain
Rock climbers on Stone Mountain
These are rock climbers on Stone Mountain in Alleghany and Wilkes Counties. The park is a popular spot for rock-climbing; more often than not, you'll find climbers anchored to the mountain by no more than a spindly tree sprouting from the rock's craggy face,...
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Stone Mountain, North Carolina
Stone Mountain, North Carolina
This is a man sitting on a bench on a trail near Stone Mountain, North Carolina. Stone Mountain is just that: a towering dome of pale granite. Its bald top is visible for miles before reaching Stone Mountain State Park. The park is a popular spot for rock-climbing;...
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View from Cumberland Knob
View from Cumberland Knob
This is the view from near the top of Cumberland Knob in Alleghany County, North Carolina. Cumberland Knob was the place where construction first began on the Blue Ridge Parkway in 1935, and it was the Parkway's first recreation area.
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View from Stone Mountain, North Carolina
View from Stone Mountain, North Carolina
This is the view from Stone Mountain in Alleghany and Wilkes counties in North Carolina. Stone Mountain is just that: a towering dome of pale granite. Its bald top is visible for miles before reaching Stone Mountain State Park. The park is a popular spot for...
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